Re: [Gimp-developer] urgent

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 11:06 AM, C R <cajhne gmail com> wrote:
Some off list concern was raised about the GPL being primarily applied to
restrictions for selling and redistributing the GIMP software, however, the
GPL v3 does speak about program output as well:

"*2. Basic Permissions.*

All rights granted under this License are granted for the term of copyright
on the Program, and are irrevocable provided the stated conditions are met.
This License explicitly affirms your unlimited permission to run the
unmodified Program. The output from running a covered work is covered by
this License only if the output, given its content, constitutes a covered
work. This License acknowledges your rights of fair use or other
equivalent, as provided by copyright law.
Applied to GIMP, this essentially means that as long as you own the (c) to
the materials used in your logo/image, your work is protected under the
GPLv3 licence, when output by GIMP.

This isn't correct. Anything you make with GIMP does not need to be
under the GPL.

The clause you point out is specifically for programs that include
GPL'ed content in their output. It does not apply for gimp. If you own
the photos you started with, then you own the output.

(IANAL, and the above is not legal advice.)

  -- drawoc

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