Talk:Frequently Asked Questions
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Can somebody put a link for the MediaWiki skin ?
Question: The link to the license refers back to the item being licensed for more details (attributions as specified by the authors, for instance). Can someone please just answer the following question clearly?
What is the impact on a program that wants to use the tango icons and themes? Does using the icons and themes in a program require that program to be covered by the same license? Free and open source has a variety of license coverage - just trying to find out if tango's targetting just those projects using the creative common license. --the preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Lvirden
Please, someone address the above question. Which programs can use tango as a theme? If my software simply refers to icons that are in a separate package, and I distribute my program together with a Tango-package, which licenses is my software allowed to use? --Abu badali 11:34, 8 March 2007 (PST)
So, we are not lawyers. And the lawyer who wrote the Creative Commons licenses, has told me that the advice he gives me can not be taken as legal advice. So even if I say "you can do this or that", it doesn't mean that you actually can or can't do it, as I am not a lawyer, and cannot give legal advice. It's really bad, but I can't tell people how to distribute the icons, and tell them if it is legal or not. So, to avoid the whole thing all together, I am simply refraining from trying to answer any further questions about the licensing. The license for tango-icon-theme is and will remain, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5. As long as the terms of said license are followed, you should be good. If you have questions about the terms of the license, consult a lawyer who can legally give you legal advice. As for attribution, citing "The Tango Desktop Project" and providing a link back to our site, is considered sufficient for us. --dobey
- Thanks! "IANAL" is a valid answer. Best regards, --Abu badali 05:50, 28 March 2007 (PDT)
Thanks Dobey for your answer and I agree with Abu badali that IANAL is a valid answer. The issue is not about having an answer or advice about what we can do or can't as the license states that pretty clearly. The issue is with understanding what is considered as "building upon this work". Problem is this cannot be answered by my lawyer as his answer would be to get more information from the lawyer who wrote the clause. The Share-Alike condition says :
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.
The question is : Is using the tango icon library as illustrations for the functions and commands of a software program considered as "building upon this work"?
Thanks for your great work! --User:brousky May 25, 2008