The trouble with artwork and free software licenses
Posted by: Anonymous
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.