10 Comments

  1. Otto

    Unfortunately, that license is not GPL-Compatible, and so the icon set cannot be used in any themes or plugins hosted for free on WordPress.org.

    “Do not sell the icon set, host the icon set or rent the icon set (either in existing or modified form).” is not a GPL-Compatible statement. Freedom means allowing other people to do things with the creative work too, even things you might not like.

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  2. Len

    ” … that license is not GPL-Compatible …”

    I was wondering about that.

    Nice to see you active again Jeff! :)

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  3. Jeffro

    @Otto – Well, I read that and thought that the icon set would not be GPL compatible. However, he states that those rules are for the entire set. I don’t see why themes or plugins would host or use the entire set which is why I said it would be ok for them to put those icons in their themes or plugins. Perhaps I will reach out to him to get some clarification on this because in his article where he published his thoughts on why he removed the price tag, he wants to see people use the icon sets.

    @Len – Thanks Len. You still running WPCanada? How’s like been treating you? We’ll see how long this stint I’m on goes lol.

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  4. Chip Bennett

    I agree with both Otto and Len: the license is not GPL-compatible, and it is great to see you posting content again. :)

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  5. Steve

    Very useful set, thanks!

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  6. Thomas Herold

    Dear Adam,

    It’s not an easy task to give stuff away for free, given the publics focus on money creation instead of content (wealth) creation. However it is the right intention to end up fulfilled and satisfied.

    I appriciate your work and your spirit!

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  7. Dougal Campbell

    I’ve recently been on a hunt for GPL-compatible icons for my Documents Shortcode plugin. I did find this: Open Icon Library

    One of the downloadable packages is specifically for GPL-compatible icons.

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  8. Dougal Campbell

    Oh, there’s also the Faenza icon set, created for Ubuntu.

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  9. Chip Bennett

    The WordPress Theme Review Team maintains a list of known, GPL-compatible iconsets, as a reference for Theme developers. Hopefully it is useful. Also: feel free to add any additional iconsets you find that have (bona fide) GPL-compatible licenses.

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  10. Jeffro

    I’ve followed up with Adam about the licensing and he said that he’s going to keep it as is. So, I just marked out the text that says it would be ok to use those icons in themes and plugins.

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