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Bug#678746: desktop-base: Joy theme is a mix of incompatibly-licensed works

reopen 678746

On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:43:12 +0200 Julien Cristau wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 07:34:50 -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> > > The major issue seems to be that the Joy plymouth theme mixes parts
> > > released under CC-by-sa-v3.0 and parts released under GPLv2+.
> > > Since CC-by-sa-v3.0 is incompatible with GPLv2+, I would say that the
> > > resulting work is legally undistributable.
> > 
> > This *might* be true if it was two bits of code that get linked
> > together, but since Plymouth (and the plugin, which is GPLv2) only
> > render the CC-BY-SA 3.0 work, it should be fine.
> > 
> Quite.  Closing.

Please, let's keep this bug report open until each part of it gets

First of all, there is still the issue with the missing acknowledgment
that the Joy theme is based on the Debian “Open Use” (without “Debian”
word) logo: Paul Tagliamonte has stated that he'll fix this part

Then there's the clarification of the debian/copyright file, which is
also still to be done.
But it already seems that this will have to be done differently, since
the upstream author of the Joy theme (Adrien Aubourg) has just stated
that he'll soon re-license his theme under the GPL.

Hence I think the debian/copyright file needs some modifications, before
this bug report may be closed...

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