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Re: Bug#145313: ITP: gtk-engines-mac2 -- macos like theme engine for gtk

On Mon, 06 May 2002, Adam Byrtek wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 09:06:32PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > > Doesn't Apple sue everybody outright that copies their UI?
> > Yes.
> Hmm. I didn't know.
> But isn't this an upstream problem?

No. It is a problem for everyone distributing something that clearly
violates Apple's copyrights on their desktop's appearance (wherever such
copyrights happen to be valid).

> Do you think packaging this theme could cause some legal problems?

Yep. And that is the reason I would prefer not to have this included in

> (Author states it's GPL...)

Oh, I am sure the code licensing IS alright, that isn't the problem.  What
the code _does_ is the problem :)

If you really want to distribute the package, maybe you could keep it for
easy download in your homepage instead of uploading it to Debian?  Add it to
debian-planet's list of unofficial apt sites, and your users will not have
too much trouble to find it.

> If you want to see screenshot, here it comes:
> http://www.lucidus.uklinux.net/gtk/952275519.jpg

Very pretty, looks like the author did a good job.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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