[scribus-dev] [scribus] Permission to use Scribus Screen Captures in an Educational Product

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Oct 16 11:56:14 CEST 2008


i've moved this thread to the -dev ml in order to discuss the "problem" 
in a more familiar group :-)
i will post the results (if any) to the scribus ml afterwards.
>> I don't think this is a matter that should concern the Scribus team.   
>> Having worked in publishing and as a technical writer, I believe that  
>> you are de facto free to use screen shots in a publication, provided  
>> there is some sort of acknowledgement:

well, wikimedia doesn't see it like that and the articles i've linked, 
personnally, i also think that it should be the way you described it, 
but i'm not sure at all that this is how a lawyer would see it. and i 
wouldn't like to see my book published before finding out!

> That was not the concern. All scribus components are clearly licensed with OSS
> licenses.

my question is: under which condition can one then use scribus 
screenshots in a publication which is not OSS (by nature), is free but 
doesn't match the GPL freedoms, or is not free at all.
this question is not really addressed to the team but to everybody who 
may know better :-)
> As I understand it the reason why Craig asked him to show the
> screenshots he was going to use was to make sure that he had the latest version
> of scribus in them and such. Basically, Craig volunteered to help make sure that
> the screenshots were in the best shape possible for the publication.
craig said:

"We may either grant permission, or perhaps provide an updated 
screenshot. Also, please describe the exact nature of the replication."

imho, it sounds like craig was going to think about allowing clay conner 
to use the screenshots or not.
so my questions is still valid: what is the position of the team on that 
matter? (and, yes, the answer to this will affect how i will handle 
scribus related projects).


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