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Subject: Re: Theme licenses

Re: Theme licenses

From: Jonas Häggqvist <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 20:06:16 +0100

Dave Chapman wrote:
> 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 ?

Isn't the default theme hardwired, rather than loaded from file? If not,
then getting permission to switch "our" themes to CC-BY-SA seems the
simplest way forward.

Jonas Häggqvist
Received on 2009-03-05

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