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Re: Who owns the Kicad logo?


Hello Adam,
not sure what you mean by the logo if KiCad but I guess you mean the
one in attachment. This artwork (as all other kicad icons in the kicad
development repository) was made by polling together lots of other
artworks especially from LibreOffice and even Geda stuff. Lots of
inspiration comes from Tango icon sets and the web in general.

All kicad artwork is more or less here:

and as you can see in the CREDITS doc here:

it is lots of icons so I tried to make the best use of what is already
out there.

In my opinion, you are free to come up with any logo or artwork that
you want and ask this mailing list if people like it. If they do, I am
sure Jean-Pierre or others will accept it. There are few guys here who
can give you lots of arty feedback (if you need it).

As far as I am concern you can improve/replace any KiCad artwork you
like and if you need any help I am here. Also, if you are very much
into icon design and software usability, many icons would need some


On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 01/04/2012 11:43 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>> On 01/04/2012 07:54 PM, Adam Wolf wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Who owns the Kicad logo?
>> Fabrizio Tappero is the artist of kicad_icon_small.svg.
>> If this is the logo you are talking about, he would hold the copyright on it.  I have no
>> knowledge of any copyright assignment from him to anyone else.
>> Please name the artwork you are referring to if different than this.
>> If this is the artwork, you should contact him, since he is the owner from what I can see
>> in the commit logs.
> Please note that I deduced this by going back all the way into the *.xpm version, which
> was different.  Fabrizio did a re-design on the current one.  If not, then there would be
> a shared ownership possibly.  So barring any copyright assignment, sometimes there might
> be co-ownership.  Here, on said ICON, not IMO.
>> (It would be nice for the project to get a small royalty from sew on patch sales, but it
>> seems this would be up to Frabizio, his negotiations, and his generosity.)
>> Dick
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