On Sat, 2006-02-18 at 18:49 +0100, Thor Harald Johansen wrote:
> >The source code for a work means the preferred form of the
> >work for making modifications to it.
> >That has nothing to be with being a text file so my understanding
> >is that images are also 'source code'.
> I'm not so sure. The icons in GIMP may originate from a vector drawing
> program. A 16x16 anti-aliased picture of a pencil is near impossible
> to edit. The stock icons in GIMP are probably renditions of some
> source that the artist hasn't published. If I were drawing these
> icons, I'd use at least 2 layers, one for color and one for outline,
> to compose them. I don't see multi-layer image files being included
> anywhere. This sort of thing makes it difficult to apply the GPL to
> image files, so the question still remains...

I'm the author of majority of the icons in GIMP at the moment. The icons
are not vector art, they are 1:1 bitmaps as you see them. The pngs in
this case are "the source artwork". 


Jakub Steiner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Novell, Inc.

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