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Old 07-02-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Icons Licenses


Hi,

I know its been a good while since I've made a post, but that just tells you how good linux is

Anyways, I am a developer of a Content Management System (CMS) (won't state the name unless asked, as that might be seen by a moderator as spam) and frankly we need some good icons we can use. The CMS is open source, and licensed under GPL. We need icons that can be freely distributed with our CMS, without any worries of copyright infringement. All icons used will be credited with links to their respective authors.

Are icons that are licensed under LGPL or GPL okay to use for this purpose? If not, what kind of license do I need to look for? If so, are the icons that are found at kdelook.org with LGPL or GPL license ok too?

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-Thomas
 
Old 07-02-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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I think so as long as you say it come from that group. ...like using Tux and saying that it come from Linus for Linux. I'm not an expert on that though.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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I believe you can use anything under the GPL license as long as your product will be released under GPL aswell. So you should be OK.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 07:33 AM   #4
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While it may be a pain, there are icon creator programs out there. Maybe you could just create your own (you may have to put a credit in the docs to say what you used).
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:51 AM   #5
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Thank you for your posts

Is there a easy to understand explanation of the license somewhere so I will know for sure one way or the other?

XavierP, what icon creator program would you recommend I use? (Linux or Windows, it doesn't matter.)

Thanks again for your replies!
-Thomas
 
Old 07-03-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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http://www.google.com/search?q=icon+...utf-8&oe=utf-8 - I don't and have never used an icon creator/editor so I really am no help there. It was really just an idea, if there are problems with the GPL for your uses, your own icons would be a better idea.

As far as licence issues go with precreated icons, it will really depend on the licence they are released under. If your company has a graphic design or legal department, they may be able to advise.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 09:49 PM   #7
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I think that the GPL requires that you release derivatives of other GPL products under the GPL, don't it? It isn't that hard to understand as I was thumbing through it.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:06 PM   #8
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Ok well I got a couple people's permission via email to use their icons, so I guess I can just do it like that

Thanks for your replies :-)
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:40 PM   #9
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That's the best way.
 
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Good luck with your project!
 
  


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