Re: [Gimp-developer] HELP with SYMBOLIC icon theme for Gimp.

Hello Jimmac,

my name is Jehan. I am a GIMP developer. We are considering releasing
the next major release of GIMP with an additional icon set, which goes
well with a darker theme. A contributor (jEsuSdA, in Cc) added the
missing icons and also made an alternate version which would go with a
lighter theme.
See here a photo of the dark theme:
And here the light theme:

It seems you were the original author of the icon set, which maybe you
can confirm us by having a look at the screenshots.

If not mistaken, your work is under a Cc by-sa 3.0 license, which is a
fine license, but would be a problem for one of the default icon set
provided in the official GIMP release, because we actually compile the
icons into source code. And the problem is that Creative Common by-sa
is not compatible with GPLv3.
So my question is simple: would you accept to double-license this
specific set of icons as GPLv3 to allow us to safely include it in our
next major release of GIMP?
Thank you very much.


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 5:01 AM, jEsuSdA 8) <listas jesusda com> wrote:
El 29/10/13 01:57, Jehan Pagès escribió:


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM, jEsuSdA 8) <listas jesusda com> wrote:

El 28/10/13 18:37, Alexandre Prokoudine escribió:

Is your theme from October 4 the latest version?

Here is the latest version:

Reading Sven email about a possible licensing issue, and if I
understand, you are the author of the icon set. Would you accept to
double license your work under a GPL license? I guess this would
simplify the whole discussion and problematic.

I am not the author of all icons. The main work was made by the Gnome Design
Team (I think Jimmac has made this nice work). I transformed and created new
ones, and I converted all the work to a gimp theme.

I have absolutely no problem to license and relicense this theme. I think
there are no problem about that and I made this work not only for me, but
for all gimp users.

So, if you think a dual license or relicense of the work it will be fine,
then all is ok for me. ;)

Of course, you must ask Jimmac too.

By the way, Sven, which GPL version is the theme?

Anyway yes, I would love to see a dark theme with a renewed icon set
available in GIMP 2.10. :-)

The problem with CC and GPL appears to be when you include the icons in
binary files. As both CC and GPL forces to mantain the same license in
derivative works, is not posible to include the icon in a gimp binary and
mantain the software on GPL or mantain the icons in CC, cause is the same

The Gimp icons ARE NOT COMPILED, are ONLY USED, and anybody can EXTRACT and
MANIPULATE the icons mantaining the CC license restrictions, so, I think it
is possible include a set of CC icons in Gimp and this not violate CC and
GPL, cause GPL is for code and CC is for the icon theme.

Is the same case as help files or plugins. They can use other licenses,
cause you can clearly separate the help files or plugin from main gimp

I undertand this when reading the Sven mail. I'm wrong or wright?

Thank you!
jEsuSdA 8)

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