Icon theme licenses
michael.meeks at collabora.com
Tue Oct 20 01:07:30 PDT 2015
On Mon, 2015-10-19 at 23:52 +0200, Thorsten Behrens wrote:
> Yousuf 'Jay' Philips wrote:
> > I'm bringing up this issue as the designer of the Kalahari icon theme for
> > LibreOffice, Mariano Gaudix, would like to upstream his work, as he has been
> > actively working on it and had previously asked about including it in the
> > past. The Kalahari icon theme comes in colored and monochrome versions and
> > it includes work from GPL-licensed Human and Faenza.
> how about discussing this on the ESC this week, if you can make it?
> Personally, I'm not super-eager to deviate from this project's
> established license practice (CC-BY/LGPL/MPL) - curiously, the
> gnome-look page you link to even states Kalahari is MPL?
The GPL seems a particularly silly license for artwork =) but it is
quite common; we already ship and include Human under this in the
The ideal here of course would be to find someone with the tenacity to
chase-down the original authors and get some more sensible rights such
as CC0 or somesuch to at least one base-set of icons.
michael.meeks at collabora.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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