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

Jason Keirstead jason at keirstead.org
Thu Jan 15 18:35:25 GMT 2004

On January 15, 2004 9:49 am, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Which is true if you take sources from others, not if it is your own
> > work.
> Where do you get that weird idea from ?  The GPL does not make any
> difference between whether it is the original author distributing
> anything, or someone else.  Even if so, this would still make it
> illegal for anyone but Everaldo to distribute KDE.

This thread is nonsense.

You can't GPL artwork anyways. The whole license makes no
sense applied to artwork.

How do you "link" artwork to other artwork?

What is the "source" for artwork? In this case it soft of makes sense (SVG), 
but what about all the other KDE icons? What's the source for those? The 
sequence of strokes the author used to draw them in macro form? Come on.

The GPL and LGPL were never meant for things like documentation and artwork.
Thats what the licenses like those at the Creatve Commons (
http://creativecommons.org/license/ ) and the GNU FDL are for 

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