[Owasp-board] By laws - Contracts

Matt Konda matt.konda at owasp.org
Mon Feb 23 12:56:51 UTC 2015

It seems reasonable to make this an explicit guidance and put it in project leader handbook.

Some US States have laws that graphic artist work is to be done as "contract for hire" and that the buyer shall own all rights.

If we have specific art we feel was incorrectly not delivered in full source form, maybe we should make a mini project to list it out, identify the artist and reach back out.

Matt Konda

> On Feb 23, 2015, at 12:31 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> This is standard stuff when hiring graphic designers; ask for the raw
> files contractually as well as the produced art.
> The Proactive Controls project had Hugo, the OWASP graphic artist
> consultant, work on our release document. A year later, he gave us the
> raw files when asked. Hopefully this is always the case...
> --
> Jim Manico
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>> On Feb 23, 2015, at 2:24 AM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi Board,
>> Colin Watson brought up a good point that has bitten us a few times, and I'm looking for clarity. Colin - please jump in if I overstated or understated the case.
>> We have had a number of projects where OWASP has paid a graphic designer or design firm for delivering (let use a straw example) Cornucopia's design for the cards, but the eventual art files were never given to the project or to OWASP so that others can make their own cards.
>> This violates in my view at least, our commitment to open ideals and the free exchange of information.
>> Can we beef up the by laws in the contracts area to make it clear that if we enter into a contract say for design work, that OWASP is the owner of the materials for open distribution? Is there a way that we could specify that unless otherwise negotiated, all delivered materials are for open publication using one of the approved open source licenses?
>> thanks,
>> Andrew
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