I want to use Material Design icons provided by Google in my web app.

According Apache License I guess I must mention the author.

How should I do it?

a) Write into footer something like: "All icons are licensed under Apache License"?

b) Write into footer "Web app includes icons from authors A,B,C,D etc. (it is so annoying...)

c) Create page, which includes list of all items under license (so it is not directly in app, but beside)

d) Must I provide link to license from every single icons?


You do not need to explicitly include the licence in the footer nor create a separate page for it. In the Material Icons Guide it says


We have made these icons available for you to incorporate them into your products under the Apache License Version 2.0. Feel free to remix and re-share these icons and documentation in your products. We'd love attribution in your app's about screen, but it's not required. The only thing we ask is that you not re-sell the icons themselves.

You are using the icons in a web app, so there is no installer or other redistributable package, where you would be required to include a file containing the notice.

Consider that in an Android or iOS application, where the app is downloaded and installed to the device, the icons can also be used but there is no way to include a separate notice... In those cases you would likely include the notice within the source code, perhaps in the main class, so that if the package were to be decomposed then the notice would be visible.

As it says, attribution in the about screen would be appreciated but not required.

  • The license says this: "You must give any other recipients of the Work or Derivative Works a copy of this License" – Clément May 22 at 1:33

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