Re: Skype/Facebook trademark logos in Debian packages
Paul Wise wrote:
> According to the comments in one of the URLs in the initial mail in
> this thread, the author of the facebook icon specifically created it
> for pidgin-facebookchat, so I imagine they specifically licensed it
> under the GPLv3 for pidgin-facebookchat folks.
About icons, initially, on May 2008 Facebookchat icons have been
released under CC-BY-SA-NC as we can see on the left side of that page.
Then, on August 2009, included in the project Breakdance  and
released under public domain.
Until August 2009, they were in Debian but non-DSFG compliant.
AFAIK a specific GPLv3 license for facebookchat icons doesn't exist.
Current debian/copyright confirms that.
Regarding Skype icons, same creator, same initial license  but they
are not in Breakdance so they are still CC-BY-SA-NC.
My question remains: Shouldn't Skype and Facebook logos be treated as
MSN butterfly, ICQ flower, Novell Groupwise messenger, Yahoo messenger
and many others logos?
If they should be
at the moment, _that_ Facebook icons are ok because under public
domain and _that_ Skype icons not because under CC-NC but we can
substitute them with other Skype icons.
If they should not be
please tell me why highlighting differences among all
>> 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).
> That is another matter that you should probably follow up with Mozilla
> or whatever copyright holder you can find.
> PS: no need to CC me.