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Hello, I'm writing a plugin to show pets in the neovim editor, is it okay if I include your assets, the plugin being open source? Thank you!

As long as you don't give access to the spritesheets/gifs themselves, you are free to use my assets in any project :)

Hey! Someone in my project asked if it was okay to have your assets included in my plugin's source code, since it is open source and therefore accessible. I thought it was fine but I just want to make sure, my intention was never to give away your assets for free... Here is a link to my plugin. In my plugin's license I also specified that the assets are not included for free use. If you are not okay with this, I will remove your assets from the project or will delete the whole project and will be available to refund you however I can. Thank you :')

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This is what I was afraid of. Your plugin provides free access to my assets for free to everyone. I'd love to say yes just keep them in there, but it is threatening my survival as an incredibly poor artist. Since it is open source, I guess there is no way to restrict access to the assets themselves, so I will kindly ask that you remove them from there asap. I'm sorry.

Thank you for being open and honest about this. I really appreciate it.

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You should probably be more clear about your expectations. It seems like not everyone understands how to use your assets. Look at the media folder. In it there is a folder 'cat' that is essentially just the zip you're selling. https://github.com/tonybaloney/vscode-pets

I just opened an issue on that repo. We'll see where it goes.

Thanks! Yes, this is very concerning, and those assets need to be removed from there right now.

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No problem! Looks like tonybaloney will be taking them down from the repo. (very nice guy btw). They are still going to use the assets (because they're adorable and they paid for them) but they will NOT be in the repo open to the public. If I were you I would just add an extra sentence to the top paragraph about, "these assets are not to be openly distributed" or something. Idk, maybe not. Anyway, love your work! Take care!

Great! Thanks for all the help and suggestions. And yes, I do not believe that Tonybaloney did this on purpose. I added "these assets are not to be openly distributed" to the description of each of my asset packs to make things clearer. Thanks again :)

I've removed the modified versions of the gifs from the git repository and moved it into an encrypted zip so that the package still works (but nobody has the password but me). This was not intentional, I love these graphics and had always credited you as the artist in the repository -- tonybaloney

Oh thank you, that sounds perfect. I really appreciate this and I'm so glad you like my art and found a way to still use the assets in your project :) Thanks for letting me know. 

Giusgad, please remove those assets from your open source project as soon as possible and let me know when you have done so.

Yes sorry for not telling you, I already did it yesterday, I apologize again for my mistake I'm truly sorry

Thanks! You are a good person :) Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you with your project.