ICC profiles and open licensing

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Thu May 5 20:17:16 UTC 2011

Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:

> So if someone alters the profile, it appears clear to me that the old 
> copyright tag must be removed and the profile can be redistributed in 
> any way including under GPL, just without refering to the originial author.
> The above license is very permissive and relicencing should be no problem.

It can't be distributed under the GPL, because the GPL requires proper 
and complete copyright notices.  This is in part so that it is clear who 
can enforce the GPL with respect to the various parts.

Removing copyright notices is a very bad idea.
David Woolley
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