[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #45795: Twenty Nineteen: missing license information for assets

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Fri Apr 5 10:48:49 UTC 2019

#45795: Twenty Nineteen: missing license information for assets
 Reporter:  poena          |       Owner:  williampatton
     Type:  defect (bug)   |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  high           |   Milestone:  5.2
Component:  Bundled Theme  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                 |     Focuses:

Comment (by williampatton):

 I do not know why we need laywers here to make this one actionable. In my
 view there is a simple solution - we add a note about the licence the
 icons we know are used here and we remove the ones we dont know (@kjellr
 thinks there may only be a single image that is not material icons and is

 In my view the Apache licence 2.0, which material icons are distributed
 under, is quite clear about the requirements to include original licence
 statements. If this theme uses the icons under different licence terms
 than that they we should document that fact.

 Also as a requirement to distribute the contents of this theme we MUST
 properly inform users of the licence terms they are bound by when they
 use/modify/distribute it. That includes telling them the limitations of
 the icons and informing them of their requirements should they choose to

 It's also just nice to credit the sources and I feel that being nice about
 it would be sufficient reason to add in. I don't understand why there is
 any pushback or delays against adding this.

 If this were not a core theme I would not hesitate to suspend it from the
 directory untill it is resolved. It's my job to make sure all themes that
 are distributed in the directory here are correctly licenced and clearly
 inform people of those licences. TwentyNinteen is not doing that.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45795#comment:18>
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