[Tango-artists] CC-SA/GPL Dual Licensing
Jon A. Cruz
jon at joncruz.org
Fri Feb 23 19:37:57 PST 2007
On Feb 23, 2007, at 8:24 AM, Chris Van Patten wrote:
> I'm interested in using Tango icons for the default icons with
> Synfig. Right now, our icon library is stylistically very
> disjointed, and not very appealing to the eye. Tango would help us
> solve this problem, and further we would be helping users who have
> used Tango-ized applications in the past transition into Synfig
> more easily.
> Unfortunately, as I know you all are aware, Tango icons (at least
> the default library) is licensed under the CC-SA license. I'm a
> huge fan of Creative Commons, I use it for my own films. However
> Synfig is GPL licensed and thus we cannot use the default library.
There's a solution that is slightly more involved, but solves a lot
more in the long run. That's to switch to the icon naming spec and
dynamic loading. The goal would be that once synfig is installed on a
system with Tango icons installed, the end user would get those used
without them having been distributed in synfig's package itself.
The Tango naming spec covers the basics:
There are some "Additional Sets"
The one of primary interest would be the ArtLibreSet
I am not a "Tango person" per se, but I am involved with icons and
their usage. I'm working on implementing icon support in Inkscape
( http://www.inkscape.org/ ) to follow the Tango naming spec and to
leverage the ArtLibreSet. I'm also the person adding icon-specific
support in Inkscape. Anyway, I'm still halfway through doing
Inkscape's "icon Tangofication", but it's the more grunt-work half of
trying to reconcile the names and abstract concepts, etc. Having
another art app as a consumer of the ArtLibreSet would be very good,
and help all needed icons get listed in it.
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