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Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 19:29:15 -0500
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Hi, Dirk,

The fault is mine ... I used a generic template in the early days of
setting up the PAL database, and I obviously forgot to remove it in
all cases.  The "See individual files" part was placed there to cover
ZIP files primarily that contained other release notice information.

To the best of my knowledge, the intent of the pictures like ladyada
is to be freely available and use with unlimited distribution.

Rick

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Richard Conn        mailto:[log in to unmask]
ASE, PAL, & SDE Manager http://xenadu.home.mindspring.com/

Opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of others


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Dirk Craeynest
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 4:59 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Usage of ladyada.ps from former AJPO server
>
>
> I was contacted by the author of a new Ada textbook from a university in
> Hungary, who found the
>   ladyada.ps
> picture on the Ada-Belgium "Picture Gallery" web-page at
>   http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/pictures.html
> and wants to use it on the book cover.  (The book is in Hungarian and
> will be published by their university publisher.)
>
> This picture was originally on the AJPO ftp-server in the
>   utility/graphics directory (*),
> and a copy is still available in the PAL via
>
> http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/languages/ada/userdocs/html/cardcat/a_g
raphi.html

The author is not convinced, though, that the text of the latter URL
allows the use of the picture on a book cover.  On the one hand, the
page mentions:

-------
   RIGHTS
          Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
[...]
                                   ABSTRACT

Icons and other Ada-oriented artwork, suitable for copying and
reproduction in papers, presentations, and other forms
[...]
                                RELEASE NOTICE

Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
-------

but on the other hand also:

-------
   COPYRIGHT
          See individual files
-------

However, the ladyada.* files do NOT contain any copyright notice.

Anyone cares to advice whether this picture can be used, or where an
answer to that question can be found?

Thanks for any help.

Dirk

PS: (*) On the new AdaIC Web-server, these graphics do not seem to be
linked into the Web-pages (yet), but the directory is there (although
with several broken links, probably just part of a physical copy of the
old AJPO directory tree).  No extra information on copyrights is
available there, though.

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