The Faces of Open Source photographs may be used in a variety of ways depending on the usage. The rest of this page explains those distinctions but if you ever have questions, please get in touch.
You are free to use the images under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license. This license basically means that you may use the images in a non-commercial way so long as you include attribution to “Faces of Open Source / Peter Adams” along with the image. If the usage is on-line, you must also include a link back to the original image page on this website.
Different people define non-commercial usage differently. Here are some examples of non-commercial usage that are acceptable:
- Use of an image in a personal blog post about open source, photography, etc.
- Use of an image in a school project.
- Use of an image in a presentation about open source software.
- Sharing links to the images on your favorite social media website/service.
All commercial usage of the images require that you obtain a commercial license before you use the image. Commercial license fees are based on a variety of factors such as your intended commercial usage, length of use, media, and geographic location. To obtain a commercial license please contact us with this information.
For the avoidance of doubt, the following uses would require a commercial license:
- Inclusion of an image in an article/editorial which is supported by advertising of any kind (except for articles/editorial about the project itself).
- Use of an image in a marketing campaign.
- Use of an image in a fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity.
- Use of an image on a website or blog related to your business.
- An individual print of an image for use in a private home or business.
If you ever have questions about whether or not an intended usage is commercial or not, please get in touch before you use the image.