[Tango-artists] [Question] Tango icons and GPL
patrick.niklaus at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 2 15:39:54 PDT 2007
Thanks for pointing me out the discussions on your mailing list. I see
where the problem is.
For now I'll take a look at the current gnome-icons. I really like
these one too and they probably fit nicely into our current icon set.
2007/7/2, Jakub Steiner <jimmac at novell.com>:
> On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 19:46 +0200, Patrick Niklaus wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm from the Compiz Fusion (aka Beryl aka Compiz) project.
> > In our settings manager we use a quite big amount of icons, which use
> > the tango guildlines (or try to...) and are licensed under GPL but do
> > not contain any of your icons from the tango-icon-theme set yet.
> > It's quite obvious that there is a real duplication of work going on
> > since we had to create every part of the icons ourselves. So I asked
> > myself if it would be possible to use icons or parts of icons form the
> > Tango project (which are licensed under ShareALike 2.5) in our icon
> > set.
> > I already talked to some of you in IRC and they told me that it's not
> > possible to distribute Sharealike icons in a GPL project.
> > However I'm searching for a way how to solve this license problem. I
> > would really like to use some of your icons but how?
> > Since I only want to use specific icons (not the whole set), would it
> > be possible to relicense these icons in sense of dual-licensing them?
> > So you would have a GPL and ShareALike license for your icon, if that
> > is possible.
> Hi Patrick,
> just like you, we're hit by the GPL vs CCBYSA incompatibilities. We're
> duplicating the whole desktop theme at this very moment (gnome icon
> theme). There has been many licensing discussions on the list, you can
> check the archives to see Rodney's take on why dual licensing doesn't
> really solve anything.
> If you are looking for GPLed assets, feel free to scavenge the
> gnome-icon-theme trunk. The oxygen guys seems to be licensing their
> artwork as CCBYSA as well so I'm looking forward to see if they are able
> to resolve the issue with GPL.
> Jakub Steiner <jimmac at novell.com>
> Novell, Inc.
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