blushift at live.ca
Thu Dec 16 10:56:02 PST 2010
Rather than worrying about whether a user who uses these images is ACTUALLY using the standards somehow, perhaps it could just be a form of propaganda, to raise awareness for the group? Similar to PostgreSQL, or Apache.
> Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:08:58 +0100
> Subject: Re: XDG Badges
> From: claesatwork at gmail.com
> To: xdg at lists.freedesktop.org
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Alex Weber <blushift at live.ca> wrote:
> > Regarding the idea of XDG badges, this is definitely something I could get
> > behind and put together over Christmas (no classes ;) )
> > Would anybody be opposed to me taking up this task? Would I be able to
> > "donate them" (transfer ownership) to the XDG? Do I need to email anybody in
> > particular regarding this?
> I am a "nobody" in this discussion, but I can think of two ways to
> approach this. Either, make the badges say something like "I support
> Freedesktop standards", and make them public domain, or the license of
> the source files, whatever applies. They then become a statement from
> the person that publishes them.
> Or, transfer them to "the community" and include a terms of usage.
> Similar to W3C has for the valid HTML icon
> (http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#icon). However, this assumes
> that the support of standards actually can be validated, and the
> transfer of the works is probably more complicated than it would be
> worth. This seems like a much more complex process and I think the
> first option is the best
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