Question: WM themes and copyrights
Hi. The current issue is packaging window manager themes. What is the
legality surrounding a theme that looks similar to another? Can such a theme
be placed in main, or even distributed?
Further details are in the forward below; any input would be appreciated.
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> John Galt raises an important point here. I've posted small shots of all
> the themes at http://people.debian.org/~bab/themes/ and I would love if
> people could take a glance and point out any obvious copyright violations.
> Some themes are original, some are based on IceWM themes according to the
> author's comments.
Reading the documentation this guy seems to have gotten a screenshot and
changed color (MacBlue).
Matthe looks like an Aqua theme to me, and microGUI seems strikingly
similar to QNX.
However, "is looking similar to one" a big problem ? If so, sawmill
seems to contain a theme that resembles QNX, for example.
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