Business Liscence

Asked by Kelly McNally on 2017-03-03

I would like to use the Stellarium program (and updates) as a component for a new business. I read that the program is free licensure, but the graphics may not be. May I have permission to use the program for prints? With or without graphics, please advise.
Thank you!

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Alexander Wolf suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #2560: “Copyright, using screenshots etc.”.

Thank you. I did read the article, with some great information. Just not the official answer I was seeking. So, am I to understand that use of the program's graphics are okay, just not to use artist's renditions? The article is not very clear. Any assistance is appreciated.

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 Kelly <email address hidden>

      From: Alexander Wolf <email address hidden>
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 Subject: Re: [Question #523323]: Business Liscence

Your question #523323 on Stellarium changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+question/523323

    Status: Open => Answered

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    Copyright, using screenshots etc.
    https://answers.launchpad.net/stellarium/+faq/2560

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Alexander Wolf suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #2560: “Copyright, using screenshots etc.”.

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Thank you. I did read the article, with some great information. Just not the official answer I was seeking. So, am I to understand that use of the program's graphics are okay, just not to use artist's renditions? The article is not very clear. Any assistance is appreciated.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Yes, I still have a question,even after reading the suggested article.; Am I to understand that use of the program's graphics are okay, just not to use artist's renditions?

Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you!

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #6

Quote from the FAQ:
"If you want to use screenshots for publications, videos, presentations etc., this is fine in principle for non-profit productions if credit is given. However, some of the images and textures used by Stellarium are copyright by others, and may require separate attribution or copyright/use clarification with the original authors."

"The README file in the program folder contains all known credits, references and special licenses for images and data."

In README file in chapter 8. FULL REFERENCES & CREDITS please see section 4. Graphics to get legal info for textures. Plus, for artwork of constellations, you could find legal info in skycultures directory for each sky culture separately.

Thank you, however my question pertains to the use of these images for profit, as a piece of a project offered for sale. Am I able to use the software for profit, if I eliminate the graphics (or obtain permission) from artists?

Thank you again!

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #8

Why you did not read the license?

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