Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:32 UTC, submitted by twenex
KDE The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule for KDE 4. Of course nothing is set yet but the topic is now hot and some interesting problems and point of views come up. In other but related news Oxygen hit the mirrors, or better, kdelibs.
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problems with Debian?
by pinky on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:47 UTC
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2005-07-15

In the article you can read this sentence:

"the oxygen icons are now in kdelibs and licensed under a creative commons v3 attribution, share-like license. libs and base are ported to the new icon names, and will be committed in the coming days along with a switch to oxygen as the default."

Will this become a problem for KDE4 in Debian? I know that Debian has some issues with CC licenses. But i also know that they are working to solve them. Are they already solved with CCv3? It would be a disaster if the KDE icons would have to go into non-free.

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RE: problems with Debian?
by aseigo on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:54 in reply to "problems with Debian?"
aseigo Member since:
2005-07-06

> Will this become a problem for KDE4 in Debian?

it shouldn't. the terms of the license are essentially the LGPL, only for artwork and not for source code.

> disaster if the KDE icons would have to go into
> non-free.

if debian was to pull one of their legendary stunts, we could quite easily dual license the icons. i'm hoping it won't come to that.

the tango icons are also CC by-sa licensed. so it wouldn't just be our disaster.

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RE[2]: problems with Debian?
by spikeb on Thu 8th Mar 2007 04:57 in reply to "RE: problems with Debian?"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

and the tango icons are in non-free. so yes, the "legendary stunt" is coming.

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RE[2]: problems with Debian?
by thebluesgnr on Thu 8th Mar 2007 13:35 in reply to "RE: problems with Debian?"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Hello Aaron,

the tango icons are also CC by-sa licensed. so it wouldn't just be our disaster.

The reference Tango icon theme is licensed under the CC and is in Debian's non-free repository. It's not comparable to Oxygen though, as tango-icon-theme is simply a reference implementation of a guideline that no desktop depends on (GNOME ships its own icon theme based on the Tango guidelines under the GPL).

I think it would be a wise move to license Oxygen under the LGPL for other reasons as well: you'd make it absolutely clear that the icons can be used freely in any application (free or non-free), just like the rest of the code in the kdelibs package. The icons shipped by GTK+ are under the LGPL, for example.

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