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

Alexander Beutl xel at netgra.de
Tue Apr 15 15:37:43 GMT 2008

So you're a lawyer huh?
Both licences are copyleft and want the *whole work* to be under the same
license. You can not put the CC-BY-SA under GPL nor other way round. So you
can not do that.

Here is what the Free Software Foundation says about that:
"Perhaps the most straightforward one [problem] is that they're both
copyleft licenses: each license wants the entire work to be released under
its own terms, so no matter what you do you can't satisfy them both."

found reading this article: http://www.linux.com/feature/119212

Any you can not tell me that the icons bundled and linked are not part of
the theme. Remember: There is LGPL for especially this purpose: To be
includable in non GPL'ed work. No one would have done that if there was no
need for it.

2008/4/15, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Benedict Eastaugh <ionfish at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Mark Jaquith doesn't seem to agree with that.
> Then he's wrong.
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 9:20 AM,  <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  I take your point, but then I'm _distributing_ the theme myself, which
> >  means I'm under the CC-A/SA restrictions the original author licensed
> >  the icons under, thus I can't feasibly claim to be distributing a
> >  GPLv2 theme.
> Nonsense. The theme is not the icons and the icons are not the theme.
> And merely packaging two things in the same compressed file does NOT
> force them to be under the same licenses, and any interpretation that
> it does is simply silly.
> You have permission to distribute the theme and the icons. Whether you
> distribute them together or apart is irrelevant.
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