Re: Skype/Facebook trademark logos in Debian packages
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 05:52:22PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Mike Hommey <email@example.com> wrote:
> > More than the trademark fair use problem, there is one of a license one:
> > Are these logo really free ? (keep in mind that for example, the Firefox
> > logo is not, whatever the trademark status is)
> The initial mail in this thread was about CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 icons, so
> no, they're non-free.
> The pidgin-facebookchat icons seem free (GPLv3) though.
Well, that's what they claim, but what is the real status ? A wild guess
is that most icons that are present in packages have been picked from
the web sites (or equivalent) themselves. These icons are most probably
*not* under the license of the surrounding software.
For example, I have serious doubts about the freeness of the search
engine icons in iceweasel (the ones on the top right of the UI).