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OpenCV Documentation material licensing

asked 2016-01-17 07:29:04 -0500

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I would like to use a few pictures from the OpenCV documentation in my thesis. Is that possible? Where can I find the licensing or copyright they fall under?

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answered 2016-01-17 10:00:38 -0500

As a master thesis supervisor I can give you the following advice

  1. If it comes to code, go ahead and copy paste and make adjustments to your needs. It has a BSD license which means you can basically do anything with it.
  2. When it comes to images, that is a complete different story. The copyright of an image is always to the person who actually made the image, even if it is inside a library that has a BSD license. So basically just grabbing images from the docs and use them in your thesis is plagiarism BUT many supervisors don't mind it as long as you do not fill your thesis with googled images.
  3. However, in my own and collegues experience, the best way is to make your own images and sketches for your thesis. It has a professional look, you prove that you actually grasp what is in the image, ...

If you want good and extra points, go for 3!

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answered 2016-01-17 07:52:51 -0500

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