From the Crossfire mailing list:
I'd like to put the original pencil artwork under the following terms. It is basically the Free Art License rendered GPL-compatible by removing the Article 3 (which prevented to include FAL-covered works into non-FAL work). Also note that for practical reasons, I used the Belgian Law as the legal reference, not the French one (practically, there are no difference in this specific case, except that it makes me easier to solve possible legal
Tchize: Given that, according to the reference law, the license doesn't apply retroactively, you'll have to explicitly agree to put your coloring job under it (as a "subsequent work" of the original).
Note that none of the drawings (be pencil or the digital version) requires an explicit (C) on it - the Belgian law ensures proper copyright property even in the absence of it. Thus, no change in the pictures is required; the license text simply needs to be accessible alongside the picture (either by a text file shipped with the code in the case of the image is used in the client, or by an hyperlink/webpage if used on the website).
Lauwenmark's License Proposal:
- The work of art :
A communal work which includes the initial artwork as well as all subsequent contributions (subsequent originals and copies). It is created at the initiative of the original artist who, by this license, defines the conditions according to which the contributions are made.
- The original work of art :
This is the artwork created by the initiator of the communal work, of which copies will be modified by whosoever wishes.
- Subsequent works :
These are the additions put forward by the artists who contribute to the formation of the work by taking advantage of the right to reproduction, distribution and modification that this license confers on them.
- The Original (the work's source or resource) :
A dated example of the work, of its definition, of its partition or of its program which the originator provides as the reference for all future updatings, interpretations, copies or reproductions.
- Copy :
Any reproduction of an original as defined by this license.
- The author or the artist of the original work of art:
This is the person who created the work which is at the heart of the ramifications of this modified work of art. By this license, the author determines the conditions under which these modifications are made.
Any person who contributes to the creation of the work of art. He is the author or the artist of an original art object resulting from the modification of a copy of the initial artwork or the modification of a copy of a subsequent work of art.
The aim of this license is to define the conditions according to which you can use this work freely.
2. EXTENT OF THE USAGE
This work of art is subject to copyright, and the author, by this license, specifies the extent to which you can copy, distribute and modify it.
2.1 FREEDOM TO COPY (OR OF REPRODUCTION)
You have the right to copy this work of art for your personal use, for your friends or for any other person, by employing whatever technique you choose.
2.2 FREEDOM TO DISTRIBUTE, TO INTERPRET (OR OF REPRESENTATION)
You can freely distribute the copies of these works, modified or not, whatever their medium, wherever you wish, for a fee or for free, if you observe all the following conditions:
- attach this license, in its entirety, to the copies or indicate precisely where the license can be found,
- specify to the recipient the name of the author of the originals,
- specify to the recipient where he will be able to access the originals (original and subsequent). The author of the original may, if he wishes, give you the right to broadcast/distribute the original under the same conditions as the copies.
2.3 FREEDOM TO MODIFY
You have the right to modify the copies of the originals (original and subsequent), partially or otherwise, respecting the conditions set out in article 2.2 , in the event of distribution (or representation) of the modified copy. The author of the original may, if he wishes, give you the right to modify the original under the same conditions as the copies.
3. YOUR AUTHOR'S RIGHTS
The object of this license is not to deny your author's rights on your contribution. By choosing to contribute to the evolution of this work of art, you only agree to give to others the same rights with regard to your contribution as those which were granted to you by this license.
4. DURATION OF THE LICENCE
This license takes effect as of your acceptance of its provisions. The fact of copying, distributing, or of modifying the work constitutes a tacit agreement. This license will remain in force for as long as the copyright which is attached to the work of art. If you do not respect the terms of this license, you automatically lose the rights that it confers. If the legal status to which you are subject makes it impossible for you to respect the terms of this license, you may not make use of the rights which it confers.
5. VARIOUS VERSIONS OF THE LICENCE
This license may undergo periodic modifications to incorporate improvements by its authors (instigators of the "copyleft attitude" movement) by way of new, numbered versions. You will have the choice of accepting the provisions contained in the version under which the copy was communicated to you, or alternatively, to use the
provisions of one of the subsequent versions.
Sub-licenses are not authorized by the present license. Any person who wishes to make use of the rights that it confers will be directly bound to the author of the original work.
7. THE LAW APPLICABLE TO THIS CONTRACT
This license is subject to Belgian law.