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I've got a bunch of network applications written in C# that I want to distribute as open-source. Here is the issue. Since I cannot use any Proprietary/Microsoft graphics, I've used this tango project icons that many other software like LibreOffice, GNOME, etc. However, I've come to know that these are GNU/GPL licensed, whereas I want to release my work under MIT - the least restrictive license, so that maximum people can use my works.

I would like to know from experts, whether I can use these icons/themes in my apps under MIT? Or do I have to change my license to GPL?

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Sorry, but licensing questions are in general off topic for Super User. –  slhck Jul 30 '12 at 17:52

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No, and no. The icons would be GPL, but the code can be released as MIT. You simply have to specify this situation in your documentation.

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Thanks for the info. –  Prahlad Yeri Jul 30 '12 at 18:21

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