[Tango-artists] Re: Tango icons licensing
Morten Omholt Alver
mortenalver at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 01:21:10 PDT 2006
I can now give an answer to my own question (quoted below), just in
case it could be of interest here. I sent an e-mail to the FSF as well
as this mailing list, and have now received an answer confirming that
artwork is no different from libraries in relation to the GPL. Thus,
it is not possible for a GPL application to be distributed with
artwork licensed (only) under this Creative Commons license. That
settles the matter for my part - I have to look for icons elsewhere.
Morten O. Alver
On 25/07/06, Morten Omholt Alver <mortenalver at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a question about licensing of the Tango icon set. As stated on
> the web page, the icons are licensed under the terms of the Creative
> Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.
> According to the Free Software Foundation, this license is not
> compatible with the GPL, but it is not clear to me whether this
> incompatibility causes problems when the CC license is applied to
> artwork only.
> I am interested in using the Tango icons for an application which is
> GPL licensed. Is is possible to distribute and use the icons with this
> application, even though the GPL cannot be applied to the icons? If
> not, I would be puzzled by the choice of the CC license for Tango,
> since the web page specifically mentions the creation of themes for
> GPL environments like KDE and Gnome.
> I have found it difficult to track down an answer to this question, so
> I'm asking this mailing list in the hope that someone here has
> considered this issue.
> Morten O. Alver
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