Bug 1005176 - Trademark and non-free logo problem
Summary: Trademark and non-free logo problem
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: faenza-icon-theme
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Felix Kaechele
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-09-06 11:14 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2013-09-23 00:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gtk-equinox-engine-1.50-8.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-09-07 09:58:53 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description mejiko 2013-09-06 11:14:56 UTC

faenza-icon-theme included trademark'ed and non-free icons.

E.g, Ubuntu, skype, steam, sun-java, Linux Distros logo, adobe, twitter, etc...

This is trademark problem, and I think that this logos is copyrightable.
Its non-free.

Note: permit freely trademark use logo included. (E.g Debian)


1. remove trademark'ed and non-free icons

2. replace fedora free (fedora acceptable licensed) icons.

3. remove fedora repos.




Comment 1 mejiko 2013-09-06 11:15:35 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is trademark and license problem.

Comment 2 Felix Kaechele 2013-09-06 12:03:25 UTC
Actually I hadn't noticed that there were copyrighted logos in this pack because I never used the applications they symbolize.
But I clearly see the issue here. In fact, when I think about it the icon pack most likely also violates the Fedora Logo Usage Guidelines.
If this indeed turns out to be an copyright/guideline issue I'd opt for dropping the Faenza Icon theme from Fedora at once.
I'm not interested in putting in the effort to "liberate" this icon set.

Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-09-06 14:58:07 UTC
That's fine. Go ahead and retire and block this then.


Comment 4 Felix Kaechele 2013-09-07 09:58:53 UTC
Thanks for bringing this issue up.

Package has now been retired and blocked (i.e. removed from Fedora).

Comment 5 mejiko 2013-09-07 10:33:24 UTC
This bug is affected mate-icon-theme-faenza and kfaenza-icon-theme.

See bug 1005466 and bug 1005464.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-09-09 21:08:31 UTC
gtk-equinox-engine-1.50-8.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 7 Germán Racca 2013-09-10 04:14:46 UTC
Why not removing the offending icons from the package instead of retiring it?

Comment 8 Felix Kaechele 2013-09-11 00:52:39 UTC
Because I'm not interested in maintaining the list of icons that need to be removed and creating the corresponding tarball (so that we don't host copyrighted material on Fedora mirrors) for every release. For me personally it's just not worth the effort as I have stopped using this icon set.

If you are interested in doing this you can grab maintainer status for this package as per http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Orphaned_package_that_need_new_maintainers#Claiming_Ownership_of_a_Retired_Package

This package would then definitely need a re-review to check if it is completely clean of copyrighted items. A task which I'm also not eager doing.

Comment 9 Germán Racca 2013-09-11 01:11:35 UTC
I was just asking. Thanks for your information.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-09-23 00:31:57 UTC
gtk-equinox-engine-1.50-8.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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