[Tango-artists] Why cant Tango Icons be GPL ?

Rodney Dawes dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 06:36:56 PDT 2008

The tango-icon-theme package, and the icons it contains, must be
CC-By-SA 2.5 as determined by the lawyers at Novell. However, as
Andreas stated, that doesn't mean you can't have Tango styled

The icons in gnome-icon-theme are currently GPL, though, during
the next development cycle of GNOME (for the 2.24 release), I am
hoping that we will be able to fully relicense the package under
LGPLv2+, which would allow pretty much any LGPL or GPL library
or application to ship them internally if need be. It would also
make it easier for applications under different licenses to make
use of them as well.

But also as Andreas said, for the Linux port of FileZilla, it would
be best to make use of the icon theme that the user has selected,
rather than having a specific set of icons that are always used.
This will let the file type, folder, and other icons match what the
user sees in the rest of the desktop as well, such as in Nautilus.

-- dobey

On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 09:24 -0300, Victor Westmann wrote:
> If so we would be able to use them in FileZilla... thing that cant
> happen today because of the creative commons license ou use.
> ;(

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