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

Denis Kozlov dezlov at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 14:38:42 CET 2016

On 21 March 2016 at 11:46, Ondrej Pokorny <lazarus at kluug.net> wrote:

> I only want to clarify the license information about the LCL because now
> it isn't correct. As I said in the internal email from 20.03.2016 12:36,
> there are 2 possibilities:
> 1.) remove the CC-licensed icons from the LCL
> 2.) change the LCL licensing information everywhere on the wiki and the
> web. E.g. http://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus_Faq#Licensing doesn't say
> anything about the used LCL icons.
Another possibility as already mentioned:
3) Acquire an exception (permission) from icon copyright holders to allow
building applications with LCL without a need to propagate licensing terms
into target applications.

That would be the cleanest solution in my opinion, if possible of course.
If that doesn't work, then the next best solution would be to replace
CC-licensed icons with alternatives. At last, forcing developers into
CC-licensed icons for their application is a significant drawback and
should be avoided at all cost.

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