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

All the more reason to offer a press kit of materials that are clearly okay
for people and companies to use to promote GIMP. It's ambiguous otherwise
because while the GIMP software is copyleft, the branding and materials may
not be, and it's a pain for companies to pick out what's okay to use, and
for what purpose. We need to make that clear. I'll submit a patch for a
press kit section of the website in the coming week and we can gather
opinions from the GIMP team about what to include and exclude. This is free
and important advertising for the project. We should make it easy to share
and promote GIMP as a tool for everyone to enjoy for business and personal
On 22 Jun 2015 1:42 pm, "Bill Skaggs" <weskaggs gmail com> wrote:

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
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
for consumer. Powerful enough for a system's admin, but comfortable
for your parents!


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

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