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From Peter Junge <peter.ju...@gmx.org>
Subject Re: IPR PERMISSION
Date Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:58:48 GMT
On 11/8/2012 8:15 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 11/05/2012 07:32 PM, Peter Junge wrote:
>>>
>>> On 10/23/2012 5:30 PM, ILLL Copyright wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Please find the attachment.
>>>
>>>
>>> The Institute of Lifelong Learning of the University of Delhi is asking
>>> us for permission to use materials mostly available at the old
>>> OpenOffice wiki.
>>>
>>> The attachment is now available at:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~pj/Reference%20N1.pdf
>>>
>>> NOTE: Item 7 refers to an image available
>>> http://www.openofficetips.com/. I would think that page not affiliated
>>> with AOO.
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I think the majority of these items come from the OpenOffice 3.3 User
>> Guide(s) which is dual licensed with GNU Public License, ver 3 , or Creative
>> Commons Attribution License, ver 3. In either case, I think using the
>> graphic elements are fine and in compliance with these licenses. Several
>> contributing authors are on this list, however, and they may wish to comment
>> as well.
>
> All we can really do is point to the license if we can determine what it is.

Exactly.

And, from my point of view at least half of the referred items would not 
cause any IPR issue (at least it's like that in Germany) because they're 
simple screen shots which everyone can reproduce within seconds so they 
lack of a threshold of originality.

Peter


>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>>
>> "You're not going to believe car are you?"
>>              -- Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) "Horrible Bosses"

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