[openbeos] Re: Icon Artwork
- From: Michael Phipps <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 00:46:55 -0400
Charlie Clark wrote:
Use of the artwork would never have been granted to any competing
products which is essentially what Haiku is. Even if Be was very liberal
in its use policy that does not in anyway mean that subsequent trademark
owners have to follow the same policy. It is quite possible that Access
as trademark holders may respond favourably to a request to use the
artwork. Anyone who does wish to use the artwork should definitely
contact a lawyer in advance. But to be honest the icons are very much
1998 and there is nothing wrong with updating them both to be more
modern but also more in tune with the rest of Haiku.
I agree with Charlie, here, on a number of fronts. Artwork falls under
the same sorts of copyright laws as code, writing, etc. It is
automatically copyrighted for a longer duration than we will ever care
about. The right to reuse that artwork rests either with Palm or Access
(since I haven't read the agreement between them, I don't know).
But, honestly, much like Be's code, I wouldn't really want to reuse
those icons if we could. They were very cool in 2000. I honestly believe
that this community can do better, in a loving nod sort of way. Much
like the name "Haiku" is a loving nod...
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