[Tango-artists] Request to adopt CC-SA 3.0 license
dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 12:07:34 PDT 2008
Unfortunately, any change in licensing for tango-icon-theme requires
that the Novell legal staff approve it. We are working around this by
placing more effort on other areas, such as gnome-icon-theme and
upstream application packages, providing icons in the Tango style there,
instead of only in tango-icon-theme. This lets us create the icons to
match developer needs more easily, and also gives us more control over
matters such as licensing.
For GNOME 2.23, one of the goals I have for gnome-icon-theme is to
relicense to LGPLv2+. This will allow more people to use the icons from
gnome-icon-theme, and will allow us to unify the GTK+, GIMP, GNOME, and
OpenOffice.org 2.x tango style icons, rather than having to draw new
icons solely due to licensing problems.
On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 14:46 -0300, UlisesVitulli wrote:
> Hi folks!
> First, thank you for all the work you've done and you are still doing!
> I'm contacting you to request that current and future development art to
> be re-licensed to Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, instead
> of using the old 2.5 license. CC people recommends updating licenses too
> I am suggesting this because the project I'm involved  in finds CC-SA
> 2.5 license not suitable for distribution under "free terms". This is
> established with the DFSG (which most of actual open source
> organizations social contracts are based in). They are a set of rules
> that a software/art/documentation/etc must meet to be "free".
> The differences among CC-SA 2.5 and CC-SA 3.0 are really slightly
> different, and doesn't change the responsibilities/rights you have on it.
> Please, consider this as an opportunity for your art to be even widely
> adopted by developers and recognized by everyone!
> Thanks in advance and have a nice day,
> Debian GNU User/Admin/(pkg)Maintainer
> 1. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ at the bottom.
> 2. http://www.debian.org/
> 3. Debian Free Software Guidelines -
> 4. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Version_3#Debian
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