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Re: Making webplatform.org skin publicly available?

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:22:36 +0200
To: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
CC: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BF090B3A9A7A465898F4D04DDC0D44B8@fb.com>
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
> On 2 Apr 2013, at 20:31, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com (mailto:rlane32@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com (mailto:tobie@fb.com)> wrote:
> > If by "skin" you mean actual design (color palette, typography, etc.), this should certainly be open-sourced for outside contributions, but also protected against being re-used as is elsewhere (which would dilute the brand).
> > 
> > 
> > It's basically impossible to open source something, then disallow its use. If we distribute the skin we just have to accept other sites will look like webplatform.
> Too true.

So I'm not familiar with how the skinning precisely works here. But maybe we could open-source all of it except for a config file containing the font choice and color scheme?

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