by Josh Andler
At the moment, our licensing in trunk is more of a mess than it ever
has been (to my knowledge). Primarily, we have some GPL3 code that has
crept in over time, as far back as a year ago. I figured I would bring
it up here first so we can see if there is a consensus on contacting
the SFC (and/or possibly the SFLC).
We can't release a new version with the licensing as it stands (not
that it has been holding up a possible release at this point). So, I
think we need to take the plunge and discuss with counsel how to
remedy our situation. Also, we may want to discuss doing the "dirty"
thing and go the route of copyright assignment moving forward to help
prevent this situation again (not my idea, but one I don't disagree
This will require a substantial amount of someone's time (as I see it,
at the least trying to contact everyone who has contributed
previously), but I'm willing to make this my last set of acts on the
board before I step down. I was originally planning on holding off for
a month and a half until after some vacation time, but, it just needs
to get moving sooner rather than later imho.
I'm seeking relevant discussion and a vote to escalate this to the SFC
to see if they feel confident enough to take this on. As a tertiary
item, once we are well informed, I'm also asking potential permission
for use of the foundation's funds for legal services if the costs are
within reason and the board agrees that it is an appropriate use of
Obviously I'm an "Aye" on taking it to the SFC.
10 years, 8 months
Permission to use Inkscape trademark for promotional stickers?
by Máirín Duffy
Hi Inkscape Board,
I was directed to this list by the #inkscape IRC channel.
The Red Hat Summit is next week and we're looking to give out (gratis)
some stickers to promote free software & culture at the conference. We
would love to use the Inkscape logo on one of the stickers.
I've attached a comp of the sticker sheet so you can understand the
context the logo would be used in.
Would this usage of the Inkscape logo be okay? If not, are there
modifications we could make to make it usable?
Thank you so much,
10 years, 9 months