Re: [Gimp-developer] Due diligence: Permission for usage of GIMP

Actually there is nobody who has the right to give special permission.  The
GIMP software and manual are both released under very specific copyright
conditions.  The GIMP web site is copyrighted by "The GIMP Team".  The
members of the team are listed at, but there
is no statement that any particular person has the right to release the
material under altered conditions.  In short, the licenses and copyright
law give you certain rights, and nobody in the GIMP project has the power
to alter those rights.


On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:29 PM, Apollo D. Sharpe, Sr. <
adsharpesr ironrookcomputing com> wrote:

On 6/21/2015 7:57 PM, Gez wrote:

I don't think that requires permission.
Using application screenshots is a fair use (as long as they don't
depict anything objectionable or illegal, I think). Linking back to the
official site is a good thing too, you're sending your users
to the place where the actual project lives and where its official docs
can be found.

As C R just said, I'm also curious about the details of your project.
Just out of curiosity :-)

I didn't think that it'd be a problem, however, companies can never be too
careful. We are primarily a high performance computer hardware company.
We're trying to push PC-BSD, in an effort to show that the BSDs aren't
second or third class systems & can perform as well as any other
system...or better! At this point, the Linux users have their venues for
consumer hardware. The major players have experiemented with it & then
there're companies like System 76 out there. Now, PC-BSD has a systems ally
for consumer. Powerful enough for a system's admin, but comfortable enough
for your parents!


Apollo D. Sharpe, Sr.
Iron Rook Computing, LLC

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