[gs-devel] Re: clipart in annots.pdf
3diff at gnu.org
Mon Apr 22 14:14:46 PDT 2002
Well, I was calling it clip-art because it looks like clip-art.
If you look at pages 3, 4, and 5 of the document, that is what it
looks like - good old-fashioned oh-my-god-that-must-be-from-the-
50s-or-60s clip-art. :-)
Looking at the document using gv, gv/gs reports the source file as
"MS-Word Document: Links.doc". If the images actually came from
Acrobat instead, and it is OK to use that many Adobe images in a
document, then I have no objection. I had assumed that either the
images came from some collection of clip-art or from MS-Word.
Of course, Acrobat itself is "free beer", not "free software"
AFAIK, so unless the images are licensed differently they would
be incompatible with a GPL.
Dan: I'm sorry if I'm being a Pain in the Nether Regions.
Unfortunately my understanding is that legal matters are such that if
even one tiny detail - and I fully realize this is a *really* tiny
detail - is wrong, someone could potentially come along and stop the
whole distribution until that file can be removed. And that would be
I could easily see some Adobe executive in a bad mood telling
an engineer to go find some detail to stop us from distributing GNU
Ghostscript. And if I can find this problem, they can. I'm just
using grep and a bit of knowledge of licensing.
- Brian Y., FSF office staff
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