These guidelines apply to the use of third-party content in all external materials, including:
If you’re unsure, reach out to #legal to confirm.
These guidelines do not apply to the use of trademarks in the GitLab product itself. Refer to the guidelines of the Use of Third-party Trademarks in GitLab instead.
When used in these guidelines:
“external materials” has the meaning given in the Materials Legal Review Process.
“third-party content” means any content, including trademarks, visual content, and written content, created or owned by a third party.
Just because something is available for free on the internet (including on Google Images, Google Maps, YouTube, blogs, social media, and news websites) does not mean it can be freely used. The vast majority of internet content is subject to copyright and/or trademark rights, and GitLab’s use of that content could constitute infringement.
“Logo” means a symbol used to identify a company, product, or service, like the GitLab Tanuki logo.
“Wordmark” means unstylized words or letters used to identify a company, product, or service, like GitLab.
When using the logo or wordmark of a customer, partner, or other third party with which GitLab has a commercial relationship, for customers, refer to the Customer Reference Program handbook page. Discuss with #customer_references if unsure. For use of a partner's logo, discuss with #channel-marketing to confirm that rights and approvals are in place for your proposed use under the Partner Agreement.
Use wordmarks referentially: refer to the wordmark owner, or the owner’s products and services associated with the mark, when the company, product or service in question cannot be easily identified without using the mark. For example, it’s much easier to refer to GitLab using the wordmark GitLab than to the company behind the DevOps platform delivered as a single application.
Polaroidunless refering to an actual Polaroid.
*For Unsplash images, it’s good practice to credit Unsplash as the source and photographer. This helps team members repurposing materials determine if images can be used, and is courteous to the photographer.
Download freebut ignore the downloaded file.
Say thanks 🙌attribution text to the clipboard.
The legal environment surrounding AI-generated creative works, including images, is evolving rapidly. In view of this, this section remains subject to change to take account of changes in the legal environment.
When using AI-generated images, do not misrepresent the nature of the work, i.e., do not claim or imply that the image was human-generated.
Don’t use prompts that reference an artist by name. For example, don’t use
in the style of [artist name]. You can, however, use a prompt like
in the impressionist style.
Use only written prompts – don't use an existing image as a prompt.
Use of any text-to-image model besides those listed under
Model-Specific Requirements below is not permitted without prior legal review of the model's license and any applicable restrictions.
Current law in the U.S. and E.U. does not afford copyright protection to AI or computer-generated creative works. In the U.K., such works are protected by copyright, but the law is ambiguous as to who owns that copyright. In light of this, we should assume that AI-generated images are not protected by copyright, so these images may be legitimately used by third parties.
Use of the Stable Diffusion text-to-image model to generate images for external use is permitted, subject to the restrictions in this section and the
General Requirements section above.
Images generated by Stable Diffusion are subject to Use Restrictions in Attachment A of the License Agreement. Before using images generated by Stable Diffusion, review these restrictions to ensure your proposed use is compliant.
Use of DALL-E to generate images for external use is permitted, subject to the restrictions in this section and the
General Requirements section above.
Use of DALL-E is subject to their Content Policy, which includes general guidelines regarding use of the platform.