Everaldo keeping kde in lock -- was: K-ARTIST: Icons, scripts and OSX

Andreas Pour pour at mieterra.com
Wed Jan 14 12:37:24 GMT 2004

Stephan Kulow wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 January 2004 11:40, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> > Frans Englich writes:
> >
> > > And if neither that works out, we could send a mail to Everaldo,
> > > something like the attached perhaps.
> >
> > Maybe it would be worth mentionning that it is illegal to distribute
> > the icons under the GPL or LGPL without distributing the svg "sources"
> > along.
> Oh, will I shortly have to ship my fingers and my brain too with the GPLed
> programs I ship?

Hehe :-).  I think he was referring to the text of the GPL though, where it

  3. ... a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding
    machine-readable source code.

  The source code for a work means the preferred form of the
  work for making modifications to it.  For an executable
  work, complete source code means all the source code for
  all modules it contains, plus any associated interface
  definition files, plus the scripts used to control
  compilation and installation of the executable.

I think, by analogy, in the case of PNG / GIF / etc. icons created from SVG
sources, the icon is the "binary", and the SVG is the "preferred form of the
work for making modifications to it".

Makes sense to me, anyway, but I'm not sure what a judge in Istanbul would say

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