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Re: License/Copyright of nagios-images

On Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:37:32 -0400 Andres Mejia wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 5:46 AM, Jan Wagner <waja@cyconet.org> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > we have a package in our archive with images for use with nagios, called
> > nagios-images[1].
> > While reviewing the package we noticed that the copyright file[2] just
> > contains copy&paste GPL2 text, but there is no indication that this is true
> > for the images in the package.
> > Tony Yarusso [...] did ask Ethan
> > about the issue. The answer was:
> >
> > 'Heard back from Ethan.  The answer is "I have no idea".  He's just decided
> > it's not worth worrying about (to him), but we can't verify the source of all
> > of those images.'
> >
> > So ... what should we do next?
> > [1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/n/nagios-images.html
> > [2] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-nagios/nagios-images/trunk/debian/copyright
> Trying using 'strings' on each file and see if you can find any
> copyright info. Next is to try and see if the images are hosted in
> some other software/website throughout the Internet and see if any
> copyright information is available from wherever you look.
> The latter option obviously will take a long time and is probably not
> worth worrying about after a certain amount of time of searching.

Next option would obviously be to find DFSG-free GPL'ed replacements
for those images.

Or maybe those GPL'ed replacements could be created on purpose.
Care should be taken so that the authors of the replacements do *not*
in any way derive their works from the non-free images (ideally they
should start from scratch without even looking at the non-free images,
they should just look at the context where the replacements will be
placed, and receive a textual description of the concepts that should
be graphically represented by the replacement images).

I hope this helps.

 Need some pdebuild hook scripts?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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