On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 12:42:06PM -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
I've been following a Gimp thread about the restrictions or limitations
on the creative output in Gimp. Of course there is no restriction and
our license covers the software not the output. But some companies are
concerned or have questions.
So the question is: Should we put a notice/disclaimer/information in the
about screen stating in plain [local-language] that output from inkscape
is not restricted/copyrighted/limited and is owned by the creator suject
to local laws etc etc.
I'm not sure of the wording and maybe the SFLC could help bake a nice
sentence for multiple Free Software creative groups.
Just last month I had an email from a professor who needed to have
written permission from me to allow Inkscape to be installed on her
university's servers for students to download.
Over the years I've fielded a lot of these types of questions. I've
never had someone ask about licensing of the program *output*, but it
certainly wouldn't surprise me to hear one.
However, I'd suggest instead of putting a statement on this specific
point in the about screen, to link back to the website where we have
more control. That way we can provide updated info, explain things in
more detail, and link them to official stuff as needed. Maybe point it
to the Legal section of the FAQ, and add items for licensing of output,