On 16.04.2013 04:49, star.m...@hushmail.com wrote:
Dear GIMP team,

I have plan to make a commercial ebook. In one of the chapter i'm going
to review a little bit about GIMP because it's the main software used in
the ebook. The problem is i don't know how to write about the GIMP
toolbox, Image Window, Dialogs and Docking etc and how they work. The
chapter itself is only about 5 to 10 pages, so with this email i
wondering if GIMP.org allowing me to adapt and modify or twist the GIMP
user manual because - to be honest - i don't have any clue how to
translate the function of each tool into words in my ebook. I would
thankful if GIMP.org allow me to do that. Please make it clear as
possible. Thank you.


you don't need permission if (and only if) you distribute the resulting ebook in accordance with the requirements of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).

See https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html for the full text and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Free_Documentation_License#Conditions for a summary of the conditions. I'd suggest you read that Wikipedia article yourself and have your lawyer read both the license and the article.

You'll then have to (and should be able to) decide whether your ebook is a derived work of the GIMP user manual - then you'd have to release it under the same license.

Overall, your description confuses me - GIMP is "the main software used in the ebook", yet you "don't have any clue how to translate the function of each tool into words in my ebook". Can you explain what the book actually is about?

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