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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Mar 21 11:16:50 CET 2016

On Mon, 21 Mar 2016, Ondrej Pokorny wrote:

> On 21.03.2016 10:49, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Yes, but that does not tell me which of these icons are silk icons ?
> Yes, this is also a problem.
>> Or are they all silk icons ?
> No, they are not all form silk. Lazarus developers haven't been strict about 
> icon usage both in LCL and Lazarus IDE and so there is no information about 
> the source of every particular icon.
> I can say for sure that there are buttons from Silk. E.g. button icons 
> (subdir buttons) are from the Silk package.
> The cursor icons seem to be copied from Delphi (at least cur_21.cur) - I 
> don't know how these are licensed.
> I don't know the source of the dialog icons (subdir dialogs) - maybe Tango 
> (?).
> => Now there is no information about the source of every single LCL icon. So 
> there may be more license problems.
> I probably will remove all the icons from the LCL with a conditional IFDEF 
> and the icons will be added back only if license information about them is 
> known and documented in the LCL sources and matches the LCL license.

? Will this not cripple the GUI ?

I don't want to end up with an empty button when I update my lazarus :)


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