On 05/31/2015 01:03 PM, bastien ROUCARIÈS wrote:
> Package: xhtmlrenderer
> Version:  0.0~R8-1
> Severity: serious
> user: lintian-ma...@debian.org
> usertags: license-problem-cc-by-nc-sa
> Hi,
> Could you please clarify the license of:
>   demos/svg/xhtml/dat/face-crying.svg
> claimed on source to be cc-by-nc-sa, thus non free.
> If it is really a non free image please purge these files.
> If it is a false positive please override like in 
> http://sources.debian.net/src/freecad/0.14.3702%2Bdfsg-3/debian/source/lintian-overrides/
> and add a changelog entry and a full explanation on debian/copyright. You may 
> ask upstream to remove this cc-by-sa-nc tag on the svg file
> Bastien

Hello Bastien,

Thank you for pointing this out. It looks like we can replace it with
/usr/share/icons/Tango/scalable/emotes/face-crying.svg, which is
essentially the same icon by same author, but appears to be (slightly?)
better off license-wise - it carries the CC "Public Domain
Certification" [0], although that license appears to be discouraged.

For what it's worth, other folks have neglected to look at the metadata
in the file itself as well.  For example, this page [1] claims public
domain (and the file history claims cc-by-sa-2.5), but downloading the
48x48 file shows that it's the same file that you detected in
xhtmlrenderer, carrying the cc-by-nc-sa license.

For the Java Team, it also appears that xhtmlrenderer has been renamed
to flyingsaucer [2], so we may want to do a sourceful transition once
this bug is addressed.


[0] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/
[1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Face-crying.svg
[2] https://github.com/flyingsaucerproject/flyingsaucer

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