[vorbis-dev] OT: Licence + hi-res logotype
xiphmont at xiph.org
Thu Oct 4 11:15:58 PDT 2001
On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:15:05PM +0200, Jonas Beckeman wrote:
> I just got _very_ scared. I was certain the Ogg libraries could be used in
> commercial products (I know they are used in Star Trek: Away Team and
> Operation Flashpoint). I've also been told several times that it's OK, even
> if they're not GPL, but now I can't find any info on the sites that tells me
> so. Could you please tell me what the deal is (I've used it in a project
> which is going gold tomorrow, so I'm very troubled...)
There is no problem. Calm down. You're free to use the libs in any
which way you like; there's nothing about licensing because there
isn't really any (well, the BSD license is indeed technically a
license, but it's pretty lightweight).
The text in the 'COPYING' file at the top of the library module source
trees is all you have to read.
> If it turns out we're alright, could you please tell me exactly where the
> logos and acknowledgements should be in our product (it was while searching
> for this that I started doubting my rights). Have you got a hi-res logo for
> putting into print?
The BSD-style copyright/disclaimer text has to be somewhere in your
distribution. It can be in the fine print in the back of the manual
or in a text file somewhere bundled with the software. Of course,
we'd love to have a Vorbis mention somewhere prominent, like an about
box, but that's not necessary.
I'll forward vector format (eps) files of the logos to you directly.
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