[kde-community] Licensing for successor of Oxygen icon theme

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Thu Nov 27 16:38:49 GMT 2014

I'd like to ask what license we're going to require for the Breeze
icons theme [1], considering it's a successor of Oxygen.

There's some discussion at

https://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy states:

"Icons in oxygen-icons must be licensed under the LGPL 3 or later
versions approved by KDE e.V. Icons elsewhere can be licensed under
any of the terms in section 4 or 5. "

If Breeze is Oxygen's successor, not the "icons elsewhere", so do you
think this freedom rule would apply too? So Android apps and
MPL-licensed LibreOffice can use the icons, and LGPL KDE modules
(frameworks) can re-use the Breeze art-work. Also web sites. And the
results can be compiled in LGPL objects if needed, finally used with
GPL-incompatible Qt Quick apps.

[1] https://github.com/NitruxSA/plasma-next-icons

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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