Re: Artwork in sourceforge.net pages
Javier Serrano Polo wrote:
> licensing section:
> "Content located on any SourceForge.net-hosted subdomain which is
> subject to the sole editorial control of the owner or licensee of such
> subdomain, shall be subject to the OSI-approved license applicable to
> such Source Code, or to such other licensing arrangements that may be
> approved by OSTG as applicable to such Content."
> I don't know if that means GPL applies to artwork in web pages in this
> case. I haven't seen any notice about using those alternative licensing
> arrangements either.
> Should I contact the author in any case? If I don't receive any reply,
> does that paragraph grant a DFSG usage?
First, OSI-approved licenses may not be considered as conforming to the
DFSG. And of course, under a OSI-approved license doesn't mean
conforming to GPL.
Second, it seems that "such other licensing arrangements that may be
approved by OSTG as applicable to such Content." applies to artwork in
web pages. Again, a license approved by OSTG may not OSI-approved
licenses may not be considered as conforming to the DFSG.
The sourceforge's terms deals with the relationship between sourceforge
and software/content owner, rather than the relationship between you and
software/content owner. It has nothing to do with your rights. It is
reasonable to think that the content is conform to sourceforge's terms'
requirements, but sourceforge's terms can't and actually doesn't grant