[wp-hackers] GPL/WP-compatible icon sets?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Apr 15 14:12:30 GMT 2008

No, mere "aggregation" doesn't mix licenses. These icons are separate
files in the theme. It's one thing when icons are compiled into object
code and included with a program, it's wholly another when the files
are entirely separate, even if they're in the same ZIP file.

If you put the icons in a separate directory of the theme, and stick a
readme in there with the CC licensing, then you're probably good. The
GPL doesn't, and cannot, expand to cover artwork when there's a clear
layer of separation. It's referencing the artwork, not including it.

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 7:28 AM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy all,
>  I've been plunking along on a theme and have been using the very nice
>  Mini Icons 2 (available here:
>  http://www.brandspankingnew.net/archive/2006/12/hohoho.html) and I am
>  just about ready to release the theme.  However, I noted last night
>  that the MI2 icons are licensed under Creative Commons
>  Attribution-Share Alike 2.5.  If I read the FSF/Gnu take correctly,
>  CC-anything is not GPL-compatible, thus I'm not really sure if I can
>  include them with my (intended-to-be) GPLv2'd theme.
>  I've not licensed my work yet, so perhaps there is another
>  WP-compatible license that I could ship the theme under to skirt
>  this..?
>  Thoughts? Suggestions?  Pointers to excellent GPL/LGPL-compat icons?
>  --
>  -Doug
>  http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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