Naive Response 666
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 12:02:40 CDT 2011
On 06/04/2011 07:50 PM, Jan Schenkel wrote:
> --- On Sat, 6/4/11, Richmond Mathewson<richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've just uploaded a 7.1 MB zip file
>> filled with various Open-Source stuff including 3 Gnome
>> sets as Livecode Libraries:
>> all of these are covered by some sort of GNU licence so you
>> can sprinkle them all over
>> your projects without feeling unduly guilty.
>> Share the wealth.
> I can't help but feel that a good number of open source 'advocates' in the developer community don't quite grasp the idea of free / open source software project licenses. Most of the time, we're talking about free as in 'freedom' not as in 'beer' - the GNU licenses (GPL/LGPL/AGPL) and other OSI approved licenses spell out what you can and can not do.
> The fact that it is 'some sort of GNU license' doesn't mean that you're free to do as you please and 'steal' them for your own collections.
> I find it appalling that your download doesn't include any attribution nor the origin nor the licenses under which this artwork was originally made available. As a result, someone maty just copy it and use it in their own project, not realizing that this was not yours to give away.
> Shame on you, Richmond!
Right! I stand corrected and will put the licenses from the original
files into the zip file.
This was something I completely overlooked. Thank you for putting me right.
> Jan Schenkel.
> Quartam Reports& PDF Library for LiveCode
> "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time." (La Rochefoucauld)
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