[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Faenza Icons

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Sun Apr 21 14:20:30 PDT 2013

Hi Mirek,

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 10:01:40PM +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Bjoern Michaelsen <
> bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > anyone in contact with these guys?
> >
> >
> > http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=157970&forumpage=0&PHPSESSID=19364b75b3826103c4b57ee9be0cc55c
> >  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwSEJ6skAig
> >
> > the theme looks really nice and I would love to see it properly upstreamed
> > for 4.1.
> >
> I remember looking at the Faenza theme [1] and noting that it was GPL
> licensed, which would lead to complications with our dual LGPL/MPL
> licensing. The LibreOffice Faenza pack seems to be licensed under the LGPL,
> though, which might make it simpler to include. However, that seems a bit
> fishy to me, given that they are based on Faenza and elementary [2] icons,
> both of which are GPL licensed.
> Even despite the licensing problems, though, I don't feel like the Faenza
> theme is complete enough (it seems that there are only a few dozen icons),
> consistent enough, or quality enough (there's an odd use of red in some
> icons) to be bundled with LibreOffice.
> I have much higher hope for the flat icon theme [3] that we are working on.
> (Right now, it's being driven by Issa, but hopefully more people will join.)
> [1] http://tiheum.deviantart.com/art/Faenza-Icons-173323228
> [2] http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279
> [3] https://github.com/libodesign/flat-icons

Well, IANAL but IMHO the licensing shouldnt block this to go upstream per se --
it would need a decision of the ESC if we want this as it puts some extra work
on distributing the source. Just because we invite people to work on this
directly upstream we do not have to include it in our (TDF) binary builds.
Distros might build the package then and license the binary package with a
different license, should we choose to build that binary package. Its a bit of
extra pain to do so, but its not like it changes much in the complexity of the
big picture of things:


As for being incomplete: Upstreaming it might just be the catalyst to change

As for the flat theme: Looking nice too, but there is no reason one would block
the other, so why not have both.



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