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Re: non-free artwork in main

Bastian Venthur <expires-2007@venthur.de> wrote:

> How can I make sure that my packages are really clean? Is there a
> best-practice solution for situations like this?
> Should artwork be generally considered non-free to avoid violations
> (even when it contains free stuff)?

I think in order to have artwork in main, you have to trust upstream to
properly care about their licensing.  So if there's a package that
contains 5 or 50 icons for itself, created by the upstream authors'
team, I see no problem including it (for example, the icons in GNU
Emacs, Gnus, etc.).

With a collection of literally thousands of icons, I think it would be
really hard.  Except maybe if the upstream distributor requires the
people who provide artwork to agree to a free licensing before they are
allowed to upload.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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