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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Licensing problem on logo
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:28:37 GMT
I think the main problem is that the vector free user didn't have
sufficient rights to license it under CC-BY-3.0 in the first place.

The vector portal license says it's nontransferable, for example.

-- 
Sean
On Jul 15, 2015 6:55 PM, "Stack" <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > license.
> >
> > 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
> > <http://www.vectorportal.com/>"
> >
> > It doesn't give a direct reference, but a quick search on VectorPortal
> for
> > "orca" leads directly to this likely source:
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.vectorportal.com/subcategory/205/KILLER-WHALE-FREE-VECTOR.eps/ifile/9136/detailtest.asp
> >
> >
> > 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
> > acceptable
> > * Change the logo :(
> >
> > Any other ideas or preferences amongst these?
> >
> >
> My rationale was that I was making a derivative of a CC-BY 3.0 licensed
> work. CC-BY 3.0 allows "... remix, transform, and build upon the material
> for
> any purpose, even commercially." I called it out in NOTICES so our sourcing
> was trackable. I was unaware that my manipulations took our logo closer to
> the pre-derivate source. That it did, is probably of no relevance.
>
> Choice #4, is to continue that our logo is a derivative of a CC-BY 3.0.
>
> Otherwise, I can write vector portal.
>
> St.Ack
>
>
>
> >
> > [1]: http://www.vectorportal.com/copyright/
> > http://www.vectorportal.com/faq/
> > [2]: http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
> >
> > --
> > Sean
> >
>

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