Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots
Simon Phipps wrote on 2011-08-07 14:44:
This is too strong. The fact is, every action any project takes is subject to legal risk. Name one
that isn't. All that's happened here is that (for whatever motive) the theoretical risk has been
articulated for (a part of) this case. I'd suggest saying:
"The Steering Committee feels that the legal risk involved in using screenshots of non-free desktops in
documentation is no greater than any other theoretical risk facing software projects."
not totally. IIRC, Microsoft claimed that taking screenshots will breach
the EULA. So, to me, although it is a lot of FUD, it is a bit different
to any "normal" (unclaimed) risks in daily open source work.
To bring this topic to an end, I tried to incorporate all changes into
the following statement - thoughts welcome:
Screenshots for documentation, website and marketing should preferably
be taken on GNU/Linux, but may also be taken on any other operating system.
The Steering Committee acknowledges that there is a small legal risk
involved for screenshots on non-free operating systems, but it feels
that the legal risk involved is no greater than other theoretical risk
free software projects face.
The Steering Committee recommends a consistent visual appearance (e.g.
theming) for the screenshots taken on the selected operating system. It
is up to the LibreOffice community how to achieve that consistency.
Can we all live with that?
Florian Effenberger <email@example.com>
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Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots · Florian Effenberger
Re: [steering-discuss] decision on screenshots · Tom Davies
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