the theme looks really nice and I would love to see it properly upstreamed for 4.1.
I remember looking at the Faenza theme  and noting that it was GPL licensed, which would lead to complications with our dual LGPL/MPL licensing. The LibreOffice Faenza pack seems to be licensed under the LGPL, though, which might make it simpler to include. However, that seems a bit fishy to me, given that they are based on Faenza and elementary  icons, both of which are GPL licensed.
Even despite the licensing problems, though, I don't feel like the Faenza theme is complete enough (it seems that there are only a few dozen icons), consistent enough, or quality enough (there's an odd use of red in some icons) to be bundled with LibreOffice.
I have much higher hope for the flat icon theme  that we are working on. (Right now, it's being driven by Issa, but hopefully more people will join.)
Well, IANAL but IMHO the licensing shouldnt block this to go upstream per se --
it would need a decision of the ESC if we want this as it puts some extra work
on distributing the source. Just because we invite people to work on this
directly upstream we do not have to include it in our (TDF) binary builds.
Distros might build the package then and license the binary package with a
different license, should we choose to build that binary package. Its a bit of
extra pain to do so, but its not like it changes much in the complexity of the
big picture of things:
On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM, Bjoern Michaelsen <[hidden email]> wrote:
As for being incomplete: Upstreaming it might just be the catalyst to change
As for the flat theme: Looking nice too, but there is no reason one would block
the other, so why not have both.
The thing is, we don't even have enough manpower to maintain our current default theme, let alone develop this Faenza theme. I'd rather not ship something that's in a half-baked state, and, given the licensing complications, it's not something I feel like we should devote our time to -- we'd be spreading ourselves too thin.
That said, if anyone would like to devote their time to refining and bundling this theme, I wouldn't oppose their effort.
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Mariano Gaudiners <[hidden email]> wrote:
What license i must use ?
¿ LGPL version 3.0 ?
So , you can use and modify this icons for LibreOffice .
For artwork, we currently prefer CC-BY-SA (or CC0/public domain).
However, it seems like the icons are derived from the Faenza theme and the elementary theme, which both use the GPL license. Thus, the icon pack must be GPL licensed as well. (You can't license GPL-derived works under the LGPL.)