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Re: Who owns the Kicad logo?


Nice work Fabrizio!

I guess my first question should have been be:  Does kicad have a
logo?  I like the one by Fabrizio in the attachments, and there's also
one on the wiki somewhere that I've seen before.

Adam Wolf

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Fabrizio Tappero
<fabrizio.tappero@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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:
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~kicad-testing-committers/kicad/testing/files/head:/bitmaps_png/sources/
> and as you can see in the CREDITS doc here:
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~kicad-testing-committers/kicad/testing/view/head:/bitmaps_png/sources/CREDITS
> 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
> polishing.
> cheers
> Fabrizio
> 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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