[Tango-artists] license question
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Wed Sep 13 11:13:35 PDT 2006
Le Boulanger Yann wrote:
> Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>> Le Boulanger Yann wrote:
>>> I see on your web page that icons are licensed under the Creative
>>> Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, which is GPL incompatible
>>> (according to
>>> Does this mean that I can't release a GPL project with those icons ?
>> Hi there!
>> How are you using the icons? Are you releasing them with the application
>> itself in the tarball, or are you just looking up the names via the system?
>> - Andreas
> I Develop a jabber client, and I'd like to know if it is possible to
> include some icons in our tarball. And if it is, what do I have to do?
> Add a license file somewhere ?
Would it be possible to look the names up via the system instead of
shipping them with the tarball?
That would make theming much simpler, like if you would like to use
high-contrast icons for example.
There is also icon themes licensed under the gpl license, like
gnome-icon-theme  if that is a option.
In case you really want to ship them with the tarball, I guess you
should check with Creative Commons  for advice on how to do this kind
of stuff correctly.
Last I heard CC and FSF where working on sorting the license
incompatibilities out. Hopefully they'll sort it out pretty soon.
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