On 20 Jul 2002, at 15:40, Alexander Maryanovsky wrote:
> What license are the pattern images under? Am I allowed to use them
> royalty free for anything? Do I need to give proper credits to authors
> of those images?
> I am particularly interested in the Granite#1 and Marble#1 images. The
> reason is this - they are used in a proprietary ICC (Internet Chess
> Server) client called Blitzin. When I approached the owner of the
> software about using these images I was given special permission to
> use them, but only with software that works with their chess server
> (ICC). This of course gave me the impression that the images belong to
> them and they are thus able to give me permission to use them. Imagine
> my surprise when later I found those exact images in GIMP.
> So who is the original author of those images? Can I use them freely?
> Will the blitzin owners need to include notice about the authors? Are
> they at all allowed to use the images in proprietary software?
<http://cvs.gnome.org> seems to imply that somebody called sopwith
has uploaded these two files to the CVS-tree gimp-data-min.
However, sopwith appears all over these directories, both for changes
made by <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> and by
The AUTHORS file in that tree mentions:
"*NOTE: See the AUTHORS.patterns and AUTHORS.brushes text files for a
list of who's responsible for individual pattersn and brushes.
This distribution of gimp-data is based on Frederico Mena's gimp-data-
0.99.11, which was based on Matt Hawkins gimp-data-0.99.pre11-3.5,
which was based on gimp-data-0.99.9 by Spencer Kimball and Peter
Unfortunately, I don't know where to find the AUTHORS.patterns file.
The only specifications of which patterns were contributed by a
certain author is in the Win GIMP 1.2.0 distribution, which contains
a file called helentr.txt, which lists all patterns included by Helen
Triantafillou. The two patterns mentioned by you are not part of her
Perhaps Adrian can shed some light on this.
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