[Scribus] Color swatches - Legal and technical issues

Olivier BERTEN olivier.berten
Mon Jan 29 23:23:35 CET 2007

Christoph Sch?fer a ?crit :
> Am Montag, 29. Januar 2007 00:11 schrieb Olivier BERTEN:
>> Concretely: you can install a demo version of InDesign or QuarkXPress,
>> which are distributed with a dozen of proprietary swatches. The XPress 7
>> ones are in xml format so it would be easy to import and the Adobe Color
>> Book binary format is quite easy to read. So the question is now: is it
>> conceivable to include these formats into the colour import function?
> Can you please check the licences? If you think you can achieve anything, did 
> you also have a look at Corel's palette files (*.cpl)?
I'm not a lawyer but when I read the CS3 EULA, I imagine it could be 

"2.8 Content Files. Unless stated otherwise in the "Read-Me" files 
associated with the Content Files, which may include specific rights and 
restrictions with respect to such materials, you may display, modify, 
reproduce and distribute any of the Content Files. However, you may not 
distribute the Content Files on a stand-alone basis (i.e., in 
circumstances in which the Content Files constitute the primary value of 
the product being distributed). Content Files may not be used in the 
production of libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, lewd, obscene or 
pornographic material or any material that infringes upon any third 
party intellectual property rights or in any otherwise unlawful manner. 
You may not claim any trademark rights in the Content Files or 
derivative works thereof. Content Files do not include stock photographs 
or other content not bundled with Adobe software, for example, images 
obtained through the Adobe Stock Photos service."

The legal debate will be: are these colour swatches considered as 
"content files" ?

I started looking at the cpl files but unlike acb and aco, I haven't 
found yet any documentation about it. I'll have to write it from scratch...
>> - By default, the colour list is alphabetically sorted. Is it possible
>> to disable this? In some swatches, the colour order is quite significant...
> Can you check the bug tracker if there's already a feature request. In case it 
> isn't, can you file one?
There is one old entry in the bug tracker: 
>> Olivier
> Olivier, if I may, I strongly encourage you to explore the technical 
> opportunities, as your approach sounds very interesting to me. Do you think 
> it would be possible to do this in Python? All major FOSS graphics apps 
> support Python, and it'd be wonderful if there was a Python script available 
> to import licenced palettes.
> Cheers!
> Christoph
I've never programmed in Python yet but it might be the good opportunity ;-)

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