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November 3rd, 2008, 07:49 PM
Hi there, I work in adult education within prisons, and have persuaded my boss to try GIMP as a complement/alternative to Photoshop in the computer graphics suite he has set up. WooHoo!

I wondered if it would be okay to copy your marvellous tutorial series as an introduction, initially for my boss only, but, perhaps, later, as the basis for some training courses. As a prison education department we cannot use any web-based material except what can be copied to disk and physically taken into the department: the internet is a no-no.

I understand the licensing allows free use of all the material but it seems to me it represents a huge effort on the part of the author and I would like to know what conventions of acknowledgement and courtesy exist in such circumstances.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

November 3rd, 2008, 08:15 PM
You could copy the site Grokking the Gimp (http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/) and use that in your classes. A download is advertised on the site so obviously no problem using it.

November 4th, 2008, 07:08 AM
Here is the license:

The articles contained in this magazine are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Unported license. This means you can adapt, copy, distribute and transmit the articles but only under the following
conditions: You must attribute the work to the original author in some way (at least a name, email or URL) and to this
magazine by name ('full circle magazine') and the URL www.fullcirclemagazine.org (but not attribute the article(s) in any way that
suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you must distribute the
resulting work under the same, similar or a compatible license.

It is on page 2.