Ubuntu – Using humanity system icons for created application


Are there any legal issues with publishing and sharing an application that loads a humanity system icon as default .desktop?

Best Answer

disclaimer: I am not a lawyer

An excerpt from /usr/share/doc/humanity-icon-theme/copyright:


The Humanity Icon Theme is licensed under the GPL v2.

Parts of the work are based on the Tango icons, which are released under the
public domain.

So, the work uses the GPL version 2 license. AFAIK, this means that you can use it freely providing you've put a note in your program that you're using the Humanity Icon Theme which use the GPLv2 license.