Re: [Gimp-developer] How to request permission of using GIMP's screenshots on educational book?

On Sat, 2013-04-20 at 12:32 +0800, kitchi1982-copyright yahoo com hk
Dear GIMP developers,

We are writing on behalf of our company to ask your permission to use
screenshots of GIMP in a textbook.

It is not necessary to obtain permission. The whole point of Free
Software (Libre Software) is that you as a user of the application are
in control. You can make changes to the software, you can use the
software, you can publish books about the software, you can even sell
the software.  You just have to make sure you tell people where to get
the software themselves, including the source, and make anychanges you
made available.

So in your case, you are not changing the software, just using it, and
you can go ahead and include the pictures in your book.

Of course, if you show someone editing a copyrighted photograph using
GIMP, you must also obtain permission to show that photograph!


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C,
Pictures from old books:
Ankh: freenode/#xml

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