[Tango-artists] Yet another Tango icons licensing question, with Artistic 2.0 this time
whellmundv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 11:58:05 PDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 17:34 +0200, Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado wrote:
> Hi all :)
> I'm thinking about releasing a program under Artistic 2.0, and I'm
> considering distributing an icon with the program. Right now my best
> bets are:
> - Creating an icon myself. I'm afraid it would be a very poor and ugly
> looking icon...
> - Not distribute the icon, just specify a path in the distributed
> .desktop file and use some system icon (from gnome-theme, for example)
> that has high chances of being there. Difficult unless I made a
> package for some distro and fill a dependency with package gnome-theme
> or something like that. Not very pretty...
> - Distribute a gnome icon. Not possible since Artistic 2.0 is less
> restrictive than GPL and the gnome-theme is GPL'd. As far as I know, I
> cannot redistribute a GPL'd icon together with my application.
> - Use a tango icon.
> Let's assume I choose #4 and I use and distribute a tango icon. These
> icons are licensed under CC-BY-SA, and so I have two questions about it:
> - Am I allowed to redistribute a ccbysa icon in my Artistic 2.0
> application? For what I understand from both licenses, there shouldn't
> be any problem, but I want to make sure.
> - If I'm allowed to do the redistribution: how the authors want to be
> credited (attributed, in CC lingo)? I would redistribute a modified
> version of the icon.
> Thanks a lot in advance, specially for such good-looking icons! :)
> Raúl "DervishD" Núñez de Arenas Coronado
Hey Raúl, I'm not a professional tango icon maker, but if you give me
some specifications I can give you a hand with the job.
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