Re: Theme licensing

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007, Tommi Komulainen wrote:
> Do you happen to have a concrete set of licenses you'd prefer? It would
> then be fairly easy for us to cross check them with our preferences.

 The only requirement for Debian is to comply with the DFSG; we have a
 page tracking a list of licenses which have been challenged already:
 some licenses are still disputed and might be in a grey zone.

 In general, we tend to recommend GPL, LGPL, BSD, or MIT which are very
 clear in intent and are very easy to deal with.
   One example is that people tend to pick GFDL for documentation where
 GPL would be perfectly fine, bug GFDL has been problematic due to DRM
 restrictions or invariant sections, and was finally accepted under
 certain conditions (no invariant sections).

> The intent of hildon-theme-layout is to not impose restrictions on
> derived themes, so there shouldn't be a problem. And Plankton is our
> brand free Tango style looks for Hildon.

 Perhaps you can simply put it under MIT or BSD if you don't want to
 impose any restriction?

 Debian has tango-icon-theme in "non-free" because of the Creative
 Commons license.

Loïc Minier

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