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Re: [Pkg-nagios-devel] License/Copyright of nagios-images

On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:08:34 +0200 Jan Wagner wrote:

> Hi,
> thanks for your replies.

You're welcome!  :-)

> On Saturday 02 October 2010 17:17:57 Francesco Poli wrote:
> > 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).
> Maybe I should add, that these images are just used to display a logo of the 
> monitored device in the overview and in the maps. They are not needed to run 
> nagios/icinga itself.
> The images contains generic network symbols,

Maybe some images could be copied (and adapted) from the dia package?
Assuming that dia's debian/copyright file is correct, they should be
available under the terms of the GNU GPL v2...

> vendor logos (I guess almost of 
> them are trademarked), OS logos (trademark/copyright) and even product images 
> (copyright problems).

It is probably safer if those logos and pictures are replaced by more
generic symbols, I guess...

At least, this is my impression.

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