[Tango-artists] Gnome Sudoku
stephen at stephenbrandt.com
Fri Jan 26 08:31:49 PST 2007
Rodney Dawes wrote:
> All Tango-style icons are not CC-by-SA. Only the ones in
> tango-icon-theme, and those derived from them, are. Or potentially
> others that people have independently drawn and released under that
> license. All of the icons in gnome-icon-theme are GPL. The ones in
> GIMP are GPL. Most all of the app icons from Tango Fridays, are GPL.
Thanks for the info, it's hard to keep track of.
> Dual-licensing doesn't actually solve anything. The artist is you. If
> you want to make your icon be dual-licensed, that's fine. But from a
> legal standpoint, I believe it would create more problems than it
> actually feigns to solve. I'm not a lawyer, of course, so anything I
> say cannot be construed as legal advice. But I wouldn't dual-license
> anything, even if it were to save a dying Panda.
> It's worse than that. You need to keep track of what elements in the
> icon are under what license. What dual-licensing means is that you are
> essentially violating one of the licenses, if not both, because you're
> claiming the choice is on the person who wants to use the icon. To not
> violate the licenses, and actually distribute the icon under only one
> license, then the elements not under that license, must be removed.
> Given that only one application should ever be using any one branded
> application icon, anyway, there's no need to try and dual-license an
Your right, it's a problem because of the pencil, I missed that. I meant
to dual license in the way "pick the license you want", like Trolltechs QT.
It's going to be GPL after all so enough licensing bull for now! ;P
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