Re: New svn module: gnome-sound-theme

On Wed, 13.08.08 23:52, Patryk Zawadzki (patrys pld-linux org) wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Lennart Poettering <mztabzr 0pointer de> wrote:
> > On Wed, 13.08.08 14:54, Bastien Nocera (hadess hadess net) wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 15:28 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> >> > For s-t-f i made sure only to include CC, GPL and LGPL licensed
> >> > files. (see the readme). Some of the sounds that come from gnome-audio
> >> > are CC-SA 2.0 however, which is not good enough for Debian. Which
> >> > makes them good canidates to be replaced.
> >> I'm sure the authors of those files can be co-axed into better licenses.
> >> I thought this one would be enough to be considered free. FWIW, no
> >> Debian developer ever contacted me about a licensing problem.
> > They already contacted me, though.
> >
> >
> >
> > I was a bit too lazy however to pursue the relicensing, especially
> > since it doesn't really matter for the company/distro I work for and
> > apparently was fine in g-a all the time.
> Probably a stupid idea but still worth the blind shot in my opinion.
> Couldn't GNOME Foundation board or some other entity contact Google
> and ask for a GPL/LGPL/whatever licensed version of the sounds Google
> uses in their various apps including their web chat and Google Talk?
> It won't cost a penny either for us or for them. Google is known for
> their support for OpenSource and they already share some of their
> achievements under permissive licenses.



Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net         ICQ# 11060553           GnuPG 0x1A015CC4

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