Found it. GNU Art (and so legal info for mr Thinkpenguin.)

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There was one image in particular I wanted to use and after much debate and searching I decided there was sufficient evidence to suggest it was under a free software license. The image I wanted to use was on the t-shirt of the LibrePlanet 2010 conference. It said LibrePlanet and "Working Together for Free Software" with all the free software project characters on it.

The image was posted to the LibrePlanet wiki by Matt Lee who works at the FSF and then that page was updated by Peter Brown (executive director of the Free Software Foundation at the time of posting).

The content on that page was suppose to be under a free software license and given the poster and whom updated the page it is fair to say it was:

Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.3. By contributing to any page on this wiki, you agree to assign copyright for your contribution to the Free Software Foundation (see LibrePlanet:Copyrights for details). The Free Software Foundation promises to always use either a verbatim copying license or a free documentation license when publishing your contribution. We grant you back all your rights under copyright, including the rights to copy, modify, and redistribute your contributions. You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

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Yes.

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Chris, and I trust that a copy of the GFDL comes with each mouse pad as well?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFDL#Conditions

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFDL#Burdens_when_printing

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I ask because when I go to https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/working-together-free-software-mouse-pad for example there's no indication that the GFDL applies to the image I'm seeing. I don't know if there's a copy of the license included with the physical product either.

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Oh, and I assume you're probably "copying in quantity" (at least 100 mouse pads) so section 3 may come into play as well if so.

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Are you interpreting this as we should have a notice on the mouse pad itself attributing to the free software foundation? I'm not sure if it is saying that is required on the libre wiki or it's the opposite. If we have to add it we can print stickers and attach. It seems silly. But we will fully comply with the license.

Or alternatively I'll contact Matt Lee and request it be released under an additional free license that does not have these requirements :).

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Your right. I updated the web site to include the notice. There will be a copy included with the physical product as required. It's 3-4 pages double sided. Actually we can probably shrink it down to one page unless it specified text font/size.

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We will print a copy of the license and include it with each mouse pad.

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I don't interpret either section 2 or 3 of the GFDL such that they would require you to physically attach the license text to the mouse pad. The purpose of the requirement to publish a copy of the license together with any copy of the licensed work is to make sure, the person who receives the copy knows about her rights. The GFDL gives no reason to assume a different interpretation of this requirement. If you put a copy of the license into the box, this purpose is perfectly fullfilled. At least, this is how I think the license is to be interpreted in Germany. If there are front or back cover texts, this is a different story, of course.

Squeezing the GFDL onto an A4 page is possible if you use a sufficient amount of force. I have arranged a squeeze-version in LaTeX format once, in case you have interest.

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That's good stuff to support business.

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Please do post.

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Sorry for my late reply, Cris. Here is the promised document.

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Awesome. Looks good. Just printed 20 of them. Now we just need to sell some!

:( Sales so far aren't looking good though.

With amazing sales these will take two years to break even. Hopefully this wasn't a mistake. I think they're cool anyway! I particularly like the free software one. :) I actually bought two of the 2010 shirts for myself even.