New Wallpapers

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alisee.
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hey guys I have just created around 80 new desktop wallpapers (2560x1600) and would like to create a Trisquel and Debian compatible packages. Which license do you recommend for pictures itself to be published under? GPL v.3?

In the Attachment you can see how my Wallpaers look like, I hope you like them ;)

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Magic Banana

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The GNU GPL license does not really suits artistic works (what is its "source code"?). What about the famous Creative Commons BY-SA. The SA (for "ShareAlike") part is a copyleft (similar to GPL's copyleft).

Michał Masłowski

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GPL is normally used for works where source and binary are the same,
like shell scripts or bitmap graphics, it works as if the work was in
source form. CC-BY-SA is not sufficient if these forms are different:
it doesn't require making the source available to users of binary
versions. (It is a problem if you want to edit a PDF rendering of a
text (or a printed book) or bitmap rendering of 3D or vector graphics.)

There is a different issue: these licenses are incompatible and many
works use one of them. You might want to allow users to choose GPL or
CC-BY-SA (duallicense).

alisee.
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I was told that CC is delicate because there are many different versions and some of them allow the work to be used for comercial stuff. Please correct me, if I am wrong

ADFENO
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Actually, you just touched a sensitive subject. Generally speaking, for a free artwork to be compatible with a free software, it's recommended to license it under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license.

It's not recommended to use the NonCommercial and NoDerivs variations of the Creative Commons licenses.

Best regards, ADFENO.
Have a nice day.

ssdclickofdeath
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A wallpaper with the NonCommercial restriction couldn't be included in Trisquel, as it wouldn't be legal to sell[0] copies of the operating system.

[0] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html

alisee.
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why? there are a lot of GPL software-pieces in trisquel now!

lembas
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GPL does not restrict commercial activity in any way.

alisee.
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so the best license for trisquel artworks/wallpapers seems to be CC BY SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
but what about the .deb packages itself is it okey tu publish it under the GPL?

The source code of a picture is the RAW-file or the unedited jpg-file so it could also be theoretically published under GPL?

Magic Banana

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The scripts in the DEB package can be distributed under the GPL.

Veganix70

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Why not use the Free Art License for the wallpapers?
http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en