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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-devel] Visual facelifting proposals

From: Thomas Maus <thomas.maus@...>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:02:58 +0100
On 26. Februar 2016, 07:12:06 wrote E. Liddell:
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:15:36 +0000
> Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
> > On Thursday 25 February 2016 14:06:52 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > Am Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016 schrieb Thomas Maus:
> > > ...
> > > > * in the face of unchecked copyright status of the various cursors
> > > > (all
> > > > came from publicly accessible Web sites, probably all FLOSS -- but who
> > > > knows ...)
> > > ...
> The unknown copyright/licensing status would make it impossible even if
> the manpower were available, I think.  Artwork distributed with Trinity
> has to be able to go out with the same license as everything else.

Obviously, yet

1. I wrote "unchecked":
"unchecked" == "unverified" != "unknown" != "unverifiable"

2. I stated that all are from public source, probably all Open Source affine.
Before I check nigh to hundred cursors on licenses I want to know if this work 
is not in vain, and to limit the work of hunting down the copyright status to 
those cursor sets actually of interest. 

3. even if -- as seems the case for the Oxygen and DMZ variants -- there is no 
explicit copyright statement in the cursor sets themselves, the original 
themes -- being distributed with common distros -- must have acceptable FLOSS 
3.1 This then automatically applies to derived works.
3.2 It is a relatively trivial endeavour for me to take the original GPLed 
designs, do a little scripting based on ImageMagick for hue-shifting, and 
generate the spectrum wanted. The added advantage of this approach is, that I 
can previously repair, fine-tune, and (we can) possibly extend the cursor set 
(if there are some special cursors missing) once, and then generate a 
consistent color set.

The offer to put my work into this stands, the only precondition is that the 
development team voices which cursor sets are of interest and would be 
included, quality and copyright status allowing ...

To that end, the question is to answer, how those willing to have a look, get 
the cursor sets:
1. via private mail
2. via this mailing list
3. as attachment for an improvement on the bug report site
And to avoid any problems for the list and site owner I ask if 2. or 3. would 
be OK despite yet unchecked copyright status.