[Tango-artists] Commercial closed Source Application and Tango Icons

Rodney Dawes dobey at novell.com
Thu May 4 11:50:31 PDT 2006

It is unclear to me what the actual answer is. The license is not
exactly clear on what a derivitive work is. And the lawyers have not
gotten back to me with answers about this and other questions.

As far as public domain goes, I don't think we should do that really.
It would be nice to encourage people to give something back, and just
having the icons as public domain, means that we can't retain any
ownership in the form of copyright, and that we are basically doing work
for free, for other people that are going to charge for the work we did.
This is not exactly fair, or even economical. The short answer is that
we are waiting on feedback from legal to answer several of these
questions, and to resolve all of the license issues.

-- dobey

On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 14:19 +0200, Benjamin Apel wrote:
> Hello alltogether,
> just one simple question: is it allowed to use these icons in a commercial 
> closed source app`? Text about the authors and a link to the project site is no 
> problem, can be included in the about window, but there may be other problems..?`!?
> perhaps it would be nice just to release the icon set as public domain?
> thanks for your answers,
> Ben

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