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Subject: Re: Theme licenses

Re: Theme licenses

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 18:59:30 +0000

Jonas Häggqvist wrote:
> A while ago, it was decided that themes on the fabled theme site should be
> required to be licensed exclusively CC-BY-SA. This however, results in
> some problems. For one thing, we can't reuse parts of themes in the
> Rockbox defaults since they're part of the code, and hence GPLv2-or-later.

I may be missing something obvious, but I don't understand the problem.
  Themes are just data used by Rockbox, in the same way as fonts are,
and even audio files. How are they "part of the code", and hence
required to be GPL'd ?

> Another issue that seems a bit weird is that themes derived from Cabbiev2
> can't be uploaded to the theme site. As I see it, we have 4 options:

Yes, it would make sense for Cabbiev2 to be under CC-BY-SA. I guess the
svn logs would tell us who we need to get agreement from...

Received on 2009-03-05

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