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Re: Icon for 3D Mouse center of rotation


Hi Bevan,

Thanks, that was helpful: the 3DPivot.png is off the table. The request has been modified to use a small sphere (a neutral shape), probably the same blue color.


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Subject: RE: [Kicad-developers] Icon for 3D Mouse center of rotation

Hi Mark,

That image appears to be a version of the 3d Connexion corporate logo (which I expect you would anticipate on being a Trademark item).
As such I don't think it would be appropriate to have it within an open-source software package, it would be troublesome to get it across the line on licencing, and how that licencing would be inclusive to other contributors.
i.e. would you accept someone to modify the logo to include a funny face, or a emoticon poo symbol or similar?  If it were my logo I would not want that, and hence would not want it to be licenced under an open source licence... I would want it to remain as a defensible trademark under an 'all rights reserved' licence.

Perhaps Wayne or the other Kicad members might have a different opinion on this (or legal advice contradicting my statements), but I think it would be something that 3d Connexion would likely want to have their legal team consider also.

Bevan Weiss

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Subject: [Kicad-developers] Icon for 3D Mouse center of rotation


I have a request to change the icon used to represent the center of rotation when using a 3D Mouse to 3DPivot.png (see attachment). Before I investigate what needs doing to implement this while keeping the current solution for the 2D Mouse, I wanted to query you if such a merge request could be accepted.


Markus Bonk
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