When open source projects close the process, something's wrong
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 03, 2007 02:38 PM
"When you choose to place your work on a publicly accessible server, and when you decide to place it under a free software license, you give up the right to control what other people do with it."
Now that is just plain wrong as it applies to the Oxygen Icons case.
If the author released his work into the public domain, then and only then does he waive his rights as to what other people do with it. However, the Oxygen Icons theme were not released to the public domain. They were released under open licenses yes, but those licenses depend on copyright restrictions to be in place as well. As the original author is the copyright holder, despite the fact that he released his work under open licenses, that does not diminish his control over his own work in any way.
Next time please take the time to read and understand the relevant licenses before making sweeping generalizations like this.