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Re: Ubuntu startup sound for 14.04 LTS


On 12 September 2013 19:07, Sam Hulick <samh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Not sure at this point as far as licensing. I feel like the startup sounds
> and ringtones should be free for personal use, but not commercial use. I
> think I'm comfortable with the CC BY-NC-ND license.
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

That would be against Ubuntu Philosophy and in particular acceptable
Licensing for our project. Unfortunately we will not be able to
include materials licensed under CC BY-NC-ND in Ubuntu Main / default

Please take a moment to read:


Must not discriminate against persons, groups or against fields of
endeavour. The licence of software included in Ubuntu can not
discriminate against anyone or any group of users and cannot restrict
users from using the software for a particular field of endeavour - a
business for example. So we will not distribute software that is
licensed "freely for non-commercial use".

It really should be Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 or other licenses
that meet our licensing criteria's e.g. GPL v3, AGPL v3, BSD 3-clause,
Apache 2.0, etc. All of which meet the Open Source criteria as defined
by OSI, FSF, Debian Project, etc.



> -Sam
> On 09/12/2013 12:51 PM, Vincent JOBARD wrote:
> Hi Sam,
> Le 12 sept. 2013 17:16, "Sam Hulick" <samh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>> Hey all,
>> Also, I'm happy to say that I'm now working officially with Canonical, and
>> will be sending some ideas for startup sounds and ringtones within a couple
>> weeks, which will wind up on Mark Shuttleworth's desk. The only direction on
>> new sounds I've ever seen from Shuttleworth is that he wanted them to be
>> "inspired by light."
>> (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/308#comment-324337) Not sure if
>> that's still the case. Guess I'll find out soon enough!
>> -Sam
> Oh that's great. Congratulations.
> Well, can I take the risk to ask you if you'll release your artwork for
> Ubuntu under a Free or Creative Commons Licence ?
> Best Regards,
> Winael

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