I noticed you guys changed the licencing a bit with the new release for 2016 (from CC-BY-SA to CC-BY). You've also updated the attribution guides (which was a brilliant idea, by the way). For a non-law-savvy person like me there seem to be a few conflicts that should maybe be clarified. On the licensign page, in the introduction paragraph, it says:
Our emoji graphics are free to use for any project, commercial or personal, under a free culture Creative Commons License (CC-BY 4.0). Proper attribution (link back) is required for the rights to use our emoji. View our attribution guide for details.
However, firther down the page, in the
.attribution__heartmsg element, it says: "Personal or non-commercial use of our emoji do not require attribution."
I'd like to put proper attribution in the README of my project ( https://github.com/omninonsense/jekyll-emoji/), however I am not sure what I should put. Isn't the "user" of the Emoji One in my case the end-user, so they should attribute also? Is there any chance developers can get a valid snippet of text to include in their projects?
.attribution__heartmsgshould probably read "Personal or educational..." and the top maybe "...commercial or non-commercial". The editor will decide that. You're correct for your library, the user is the end-user. If they use your library for an attributable project then they are required to include attribution to us under the license terms. I think your message in your README is sufficient. You do credit us, mention that the art is licensed and provide a link to the license/attribution details. Technically I don't believe you need any more as you're not offering our art in your repository and it's use is optional in your library. I would change the CC-BY-SA-4.0 in your readme to CC-BY 4.0 and also change the final line to "...license can be found on http://emojione.com/licensing/" That should do it. Thanks for checking on this and bringing that text to our attention.