[Mageia-discuss] Author of mageia background

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu May 31 10:45:37 CEST 2012

2012/5/31 Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Andres Kaaber <andres.kaaber at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The license says quite clearly
>> Don't CLAIM is yours !
>> Don't USE in commercial purpose !
>> Don't MODIFY this work !
>> Give CREDIT by linking back to the creator !
>> In this case we failed 3 points out of 4
> The _submitter_ of the background failed there, sourcing from a work
> he shouldn't have, and submitting this to us in the background
> contest, claiming he was the author.
> We (Mageia) did not double check the submission adequacy (too much
> trust into submitters, call it naive) and we get the consequences of
> it. It's not like we actively did that mistake.
> As Anne says, we may need to only accept original works from peers
> _within_ the artwork team (and not anymore from outside contributors
> as in such a contest - that will be valid for screensavers too).

Well, refraining totally from contests is a bit too extreme IMHO. Even
if you limit them to works by members of the artwort team or any other
team you are not protected agains such things. Somebody may join the
artwork team and then do something wrong in this area.

What we can do (and have to do): In case a piece of art is the winner
of a contest the submitter has to write a public statement including
his full name about the piece of art and we should do checks (google
or other means) a bit more thoroughly than last time. This would be
sufficient. If then such a case would happen again we can easily point
to the public statement and the person in question.

Closing art contests would be too much of a loss of possibilities, /me thinks.


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