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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:59:54 +0300

> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:50:07 +0000
> From: ndame <address@hidden>
> Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, 
> "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> >
> > Someone™ needs to invest the time and effort to figure out the legal
> > issues, find the icons that we want out of those which are legally
> > fit, and post the resulting information. We did that process at the
> > time (AFAIR, quite a few of our icons come from Gnome/GTK), and it
> > wasn't easy.
> What was the problem exactly? Gnome is a venerable free software
> project, so I assume they pay attention to proper licensing.

I'm sorry, I don't remember.  This was many years ago.  Please look in
the archives.

> Isn't their icons safe to use if they publish them with a GPL2 license?

IANAL, but I think it has to be GPL v2+ at least.  And perhaps we
would also need the copyright assigned to the FSF.

Once again, this is a non-trivial job to do, a discussion in a mailing
list will not solve it, trust me.

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