Orphan bug page
This page needs to be linked to the appropriate bug report in Savannah, if any. Fixing this bug implies modifying the wiki footer to change licensing information.
At present all the artwork that is part of this web-site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Unported 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0) and the documentation present in the web-site is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License with no invariant sections. After a recent clarification by the FSF, we came to know that the CC BY-SA 3.0 and the GNU FDL are not compatible, though both are copy-left licenses.
In a conversation (gnu.org #701091) between Licensing Ninja Brett Smith and Sam Geeraerts on this licensing issue, Brett suggested three solutions to the problem. Their conversation follows :
Sam Geeraerts said : I've looked at our website again. Artwork is always recognizable as artwork (e.g. an image on a page named ArtworkPlan/Propose). GFDL is supposed to cover entire Web pages, minus any artwork.
Brett Smith said : The GFDL wants to cover everything. If you want it to cover everything *minus* some specific part, you're working against the license's design goals, and you'd need to provide an additional permission to make it happen. And all this is true for CC BY-SA, too. You have three main options: have everything be under the GFDL, have everything be under CC BY-SA, or keep your current dichotomy but make sure all contributors provide extra permission for wiki pages and artwork to be combined the way you currently lay out.
After a discussion in the gNewSense developer mailing list, it was concluded that the whole web-site -- the documentation & the artwork be licensed under the GNU FDL. This wiki page will be a place which will capture the progress of the re-licensing of the gNewSense web-site to fully GNU FDL.
Update : alexus responded to us stating his dis-approval of the decision (quite hasty, indeed) to re-license the Artwork to GFDL by giving a couple of reasons why the project should not re-license the Artwork to GFDL. This license issue might be up for discussion in the gnewsense-art list before we move on. -- sddhrth 2012-05-27 18:55:26
Anyone who is interested can join us in our effort to re-license the artwork in gNewSense. Read the Things to be done section to get started.
Things to be done
Rummage for and list the artwork in the Artwork List section of this wiki along with the name (linked to the author's profile page, if it exists) of the author.
- Send him/her an email about the need to change the license of the Artwork that is on the gNewSense web-site, point out to the discussion that is happening on the gnewsense-art mailing list and invite them to join it.
When an email is sent to the author of the artwork, please indicate that clearly beside the artwork in the Artwork List.
- When the author of the respective "Artwork" responds to the mail, sum up his/her response and update the "Status" of the author.
Artwork by Sirgazil
Status : Sirgazil responded and approved to re-license his work under the GFDL.
- Office Programs
"About gNewSense" : it is an external link, but the images in the link are used in various parts of the gNewSense website.
Artwork by gnufs
Status : gnufs responded and approved to re-license his work under the GFDL.
Artwork by alexus
Status : alexus responded and dis-approved to re-license Artwork to only to GFDL. He suggest that old Artwork be dual-licensed (GFDL & CC BY-SA) and new Artwork be licensed under GFDL.
Artwork by Briareoh
Status : briareoh has been mailed. Waiting for his response.
Artwork by Dave Crossland
Status : Dave Crossland has been mailed. Waiting for his response.
Artwork by Mariapc (starwars)
Status : Mariapc has been mailed. Waiting for response.
Contributors for GFDL
If you have contributed to the gNewSense artwork and have no issues with your artwork being re-licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), please add your name below. Note that by adding your name, you accept that your artwork be re-licensed to GFDL and therefore we don't have to contact you about it.
List of Contributors who are unanimous with the gNewSense project's decision to re-license the artwork to GFDL.