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

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Sat Apr 6 00:32:27 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 pento):

 We need to talk to lawyers because the default themes have traditionally
 had further restrictions than other themes. They can't just use any OSS
 licenses for their assets: everything needs to be licensed in a way that
 it can be released under GPLv2.

 WordPress' current position is that packages, modules, assets, etc,
 licensed under Apache 2.0 can't be released under GPLv2. We're discussing
 alternative licensing options with Google, as well as exploring WordPress'
 position on Apache 2.0/GPLv2 compatibility.

 It's a significantly bigger issue than providing licensing annotation for
 a handful of icons, hence why it's going to take some time to sort out.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45795#comment:19>
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