[Freegis-list] Free icons.
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:59:55 +0100
On Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 02:18:07PM +0100, Raultje wrote:
> Do you know if exists a web place where getting free small icons
> (for buttons,...) for the gis programs?
> How can I assure they are for free and there were not got for other
> applications ?.
this is an interesting question. Some Free GIS Software will
soon need many sophisticated icons for improving their GUIs
(e.g. GRASS, OSSIM).
In principle, the icons should be covered by the same license
as the software where they are used. So, if you find
a GPLed software with interesting icons, you can use
them for your own GPLed project (but you should ask the
author/artist to assure they are free).
That means also that you don't have an exclusive right
to use the icons.
I don't know of a site where free icons are available.
However, artists should actually get paid for their work
so a joint effort could be an alternative to get a collection
It might become difficult since people have quite a different
taste converning graphical design :-)
Any plans out there so far?
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/