> It really sounds funny that you are releasing software and manuals to > the public with GNU licenses to freely distribute them privately and > commercially but at the end you don't want people to use the license > but to ask you before.
> It doesn't look like you understand the difference between "legally > possible" and "good idea". It's too bad you printed a book of bad > quality just because you didn't contact the documentation team first. > It could have been great to prepare a top-quality version of the manual > with the team and release it as a book. > It's exactly the same when people take GIMP source code, brand it > "MyPhotoshop" or whatever, and sell it. Then buyers complain that there > are bugs - of course, by the time they buy it, most bugs are fixed > and new features have appeared, but they will never see that. So, > this is legally allowed, but the seller shouldn't be surprised when the > development team isn't very happy about the situation. > > Karine Karine, I understand that very well. And I agree that we might have better contacted them before and that it wasn't the best idea to take the license serious as it is a officially released manual edition. But I also offered to talk about releasing an updated second edition and to collaborate. You should consider that there will be "never" a great completed up-to-date gimp manual as at the time one would be nearly completed the next gimp version will be already released ... and once again ... This manual might not include all the latest feature especially of the new release but overall it is very well done, very well explained, good looking and with 700+ pages very helpful for beginners. And there is the information included that all manual updates for newer versions could be found by joining the latest online help on the gimp website. If the team would love to have an up-to-date fully completed manual this will never happen in real-time. But now to go to the book page and give a bad rating to say this is bad quality and the gimp developers say this is not an official manual is not the finest way. Do you consider this as fair? Not only to us but also to all the authors who worked on that version? We had to bad intention at all. _________________________________________________________________ Ingresá ya a MSN Deportes y enterate de las últimas novedades del mundo deportivo. http://msn.foxsports.com/fslasc/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer