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The trouble with artwork and free software licenses

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.69.130.94] on September 26, 2007 10:26 PM
Yet another misinformed Linux.com article. The packaging of artwork alongside code counts as "mere aggregation" under the GPL, and does not lead to license incompatiability. Hard-coding a filename in your software, but allowing the file referenced by that name to change, does not create a single work. Only including the binary code of the image within your software would lead to this situation.

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