[Lazarus] LCL exports CC-licensed icons to every LCL application

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Mar 21 10:05:21 CET 2016

On Mon, 21 Mar 2016, Ondrej Pokorny wrote:

> Corresponding issue report: http://mantis.freepascal.org/view.php?id=29869
> Every LCL application includes icons (at least) from the famfamfam (Silk icon 
> set) that are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5/3.0 license.
> As a result every LCL application that does not acknowledge them, breaks the 
> CC license.
> LCL is advertised as "(L)GPL licensed with static linking exception", which 
> is not true because the LCL includes CC-licensed icons.
> The Lazarus team will solve the issue for 1.6.2. We'll try to get a license 
> exception for LCL applications. If we don't get this exception all 
> CC-licensed icons will be removed from the LCL and will be replaced by 
> public-domain icons.
> For now, please take into consideration that your LCL application must 
> acknowledge the Silk Icon Set http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/ .

Can you please be a bit more specific ? 
Which silk icons are exported exactly ?


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