[openbeos] Re: Icon Artwork

  • From: "Stephan Assmus" <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:33:55 +0200

Hi Cian,

> > I don't remember the arguments for that, maybe these posts date back to
> > before I joined the project? If there are some arguments why we can
> safely
> > use the original BeOS icons, could someone point me to that discussion?
> All
> > I know is that I have brought this up at IRC meetings and the general
> > agreement was that we had to design our own icons, IIRC.
> Be had some arrangement to let you use the icons freely, IIRC, but I
> believe
> an email either to or from Be was required to do so. Someone with a dump
> of
> be.com from 1999/2000 could check for sure; but until someone with both EU
> and US legal knowledge has had a look at said agreement, using them is
> dodgy.

Who exactly is "us" and was there no limit on the purpose?

> > > Will the icons still be limited to the 8-bit system palette?
> >
> > Obviously not. Where would be the point in that?
> Those of us who have at times been stuck with 8 bit (as I was on my Vaio
> until its HDD controller died) have been quite appreciative of BeOS R5's
> 8-bit compatible UI and icons. There aren't many of us, though,

I agree it can be useful, what I ment was that the icons will not be "limited" 
to 8-bit, since that is obviously not a step forward. :-)

Best regards,


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