Copyrights in the wiki

Jon Phillips jon at
Tue Feb 20 19:27:56 CET 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 18:22 +0100, Harald Welte wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 01:54:56AM +0000, Ole Tange wrote:
> > On 2/17/07, denis <denis at> wrote:
> > >I got a question. Is it allowed to post screenshots from MacOS
> > >applications and use them as a reference for the layout and look of the
> > >phone?
> > >For example here:
> > >
> > 
> > I would recommend against it. The wiki clearly states:
> I would follow that recommendation, but don't consider it as a serious
> issue.  The MacOS apps are certainly copyrighted, but I've never seen
> any issue about publicizing screenshots from existing programs.  I mean,
> if that would be considered copyright infringement, nobody could ever
> publicize any screenshot of any non-free application or a non-free OS
> anywhere.
> Yes, if somebody copies the design/theming of a UI app (into a new UI
> app, e.g. an OpenMoko one), that would be a problem.  But then the moko
> themes are so different that I doubt this would happen either.

Right, if anyone is concerned, just give adequate attribution around the
image and give apple due credit...otherwise, this is all fair use...and
free promotion for apple...


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