Originally posted by JDex: I think that a group of sub forums will do, but it will end up a cluttered mess full of broken links very quickly unless heavily moderated. If it’s “host your own” the moderator should be responsible for archiving the file… also a “broken link” button needs to be associated with each resource so that a mod can be notified when something is down and can look for someone (CGS or members) who can mirror the file (that’s been archived in advance).
As far as licensing, I think that everything offered should be offered under no restrictions other than packaging the materials and selling them directly is prohibited.
Yes, I agree.
Edit: If we’re talking a managed/hosted solution by CGS, it should be CGS members only and include free plugins/addons for the various apps.
I frankly think it’s better if it’s CGS only ~ or, like CGP, have limited access for CGTalk members, and full access for CGS members.
Originally posted by ThePhotographer: All that said before, of course I understand when people say that their brushes, textures, reference photos etc. can’t be sold as is. That’s another thing. But people should be able to freely use the stuff for creating their images - that’s again a completely other thing.
Yes, I think anyone contributing / using the forum must make an agreement that they cannot SELL what they have received freely. This makes me think that this is better off as a CGS thing than an open forum environment, where you can’t regulate users as you can through a members only environment.
Of course nobody should have the right to sell brushes textures etc. created by somebody else, but creating an image using those should be allowed.
Unfortunately, there could be some misunderstandings here …
Originally posted by Simo: Although with donated photos, brushes etc, there isnt as much pain when you see someone else claiming they made your 50 hour painting.
Especially if they’ve agreed beforehand to the terms of donation of assets.