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Re: [TSVN] Another Icon set

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-12-16 16:41:53 CET

Mark Phippard wrote:
> Good question.
>
> Technically, I created them all myself by hand and am willing to make them
> GPL for you. However, they are heavily influenced by the GIF's that are
> provided by Eclipse which is licensed under the Eclipse Public License.
> Those GIF's are all 8 x 8 pixels. The icons were hand-coded based on
> those GIF's, it was not just a cut & paste job. I also had to make some
> modifications to work with a different color pallete, so the colors are
> not all exactly the same.
>
> I do not know how that would be interpreted. I have attached the Eclipse
> originals if you want to judge for yourself.

Hmm - the EPL doesn't state anything about using the code/pictures in
other apps. It's mostly about assuring that no contributor smuggles in
patented/stolen code into the project.
But since you've changed the icons yourself, I guess we can add them to
our sourcetree - maybe we add a textfile with the EPL in the same
folder. It's not as if we only use GPL sourcecode in our project: some
libs we use have different licenses - only the files which state the GPL
  in it really are under GPL.

> By the way, we are now using your icons in Subclipse for our menu actions.
> Subclipse is licensed under the Common Public License. We have provided
> credit to TortoiseSVN for the icons in several places, and indicate that
> those icons are licensed under the GPL. The icons are all stored in a
> separate Tortoise folder. I assume that is all OK from a licensing point
> of view? I recall the question was asked on this list many months ago,
> and that is what we were told to do. Also, we have implemented the
> bug-tracking integration in Subclipse according to the spec. That will be
> in version 0.9.25 when it is posted, if anyone wants to have a look.

I'm not a lawyer. But as far as I'm concerned: everyone is free to use
whatever part of this project for whatever they like. The only thing I
want to make sure is that if someone else uses parts of this project that:
- proper credit is given, i.e. it's mentioned somewhere that parts are
from TSVN
- if changes are made to those parts (e.g. bugfixes, improvements) that
these changes are sent back to us so we can decide if we want to include
those changes back into TSVN
- the parts from TSVN aren't sold commercially but distributed freely.
That's basically all I want.

Hmmm - maybe we should change the license of TSVN to something else than
the GPL?

Stefan

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