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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject [DISCUSS] Licensing problem on logo
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:20:09 GMT
Hi Folks!

Working through HBASE-14085 and I was verifying license version/text for
our bundled works in the source distribution.

We have an entry for our logo that points to
http://www.vectorfree.com/jumping-orca as the source and CC-BY 3.0 as the

Looking at the source site, that work is under CC-BY 3.0 however, it lists
that it's a derivative work "Killer whale vector by VectorPortal.com

It doesn't give a direct reference, but a quick search on VectorPortal for
"orca" leads directly to this likely source:


Given the below description of our modifications:
"We changed the logo by stripping the colored background, inverting
it and then rotating it some.

It sounds like we're closer to using the original (or could easily rerun
our modifications to be based on it).

In any case, this original work is not licensed under CC-BY 3.0, nor do
their license terms[1] line up with the existing acceptable licenses (and
I'm not sure it would pass the general guidelines)[2].

The three obvious possible next steps I see:

* Contact vector portal and ask them to grant us a license on the image
under a pre-appoved license (i.e. CC-BY-3.0)
* Submit a question to legal-discuss@ to see if these license terms are
* Change the logo :(

Any other ideas or preferences amongst these?

[1]: http://www.vectorportal.com/copyright/
[2]: http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html


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