[theme-reviewers] How to license images in themes?
tskk79 at gmail.com
Tue May 28 14:30:09 UTC 2013
What if the theme author says they created the image but the image looks
stock photoish? Do we have to investigate further or is it a bridge too far?
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> What is mandatory:
> 1) Explicit declaration of copyright and license for all bundled resources
> If the developer holds the copyright for bundled images, and intends to
> license them under the same license as the Theme, it is generally
> sufficient in the readme to indicate that, using a statement such as "all
> Theme images are copyright [year] [name], and are distributed and licensed
> as part of the [Theme name] Theme" (for example).
> For other images for which the developer does not hold the copyright, you
> should use a similar copyright/license statement as used for the Theme,
> such as, "XYZ images are copyright [year] [author], and are distributed
> under the terms of the [license] license", with a link to the license
> terms, and a link to the original source.
> Here's how I do it in Oenology:
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Nicolas GUILLAUME <nguillaume at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I understand that all ressources in a theme have to be GPL compatible.
>> I am intending to use personal pictures and/or pictures from a
>> photographer in my theme.
>> I have checked around some of the WP directory themes using images and
>> found different practices in the readme file :
>> 1) nothing mentioned at all about images
>> 2) link to a forum where image author grants full freedom for the use of
>> the image (wihtout mentioning the GPL license)
>> 3) theme author saying that all theme images are its personal creation
>> and are free for personal and commercial use
>> So my question is* : what is mandatory about theme image license in the
>> readme.txt in the following cases* ?
>> 1) Personal pictures from theme author
>> 2) Images not created by theme author
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