pmathijssen at home.nl
Thu Aug 25 23:39:24 PDT 2005
My first mail here, but you have to start somewhere.
I made a BSD Daemon avatar for someone. I would have posted it here but
mailed Marshall Kirk McKusick, the copyright holder of the likeliness of
the BSD Daemon.
This was my message:
> I made someone a BSD Daemon avatar and put the original on my own website.
> I hope that's OK with you?
> You can find it here:
> I put:
> Use of the likeliness of the BSD Daemons
> <http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/daemon.html> for profitable gain
> requires the consent of Brian Tao <mailto:taob at risc.org> (creator of the
> "power" logo) and Marshall Kirk McKusick <mailto:mckusick at mckusick.com>
> (trademark holder for the BSD Daemon image).
> below the graphic.
> I almost always put my graphics on openclipart.org. But with this one i
> guess it cannot because of the copyright?
> With regards,
> Peter Mathijssen
This was his responce:
I prefer that the BSD Daemon be used in the context of BSD software.
So, if you are using the Daemon in some way connected with BSD
software (FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD), then use of the daemon
is appropriate. It appears that your usage is appropriate and you
have put the appropriate message up on your site. I do request
that you NOT put it up on openclipart.org as many people feel
that that gives them unlimited rights to use the artwork there
which is what has lead to many inappropriate uses of the Daemon.
The discussion about copyright, every so often erupts on this mailinglist.
It is not my intention to start another one. I just posted this here, because it is the response, of one of the copyright holders, of some of the images on openclipart.
More information about the clipart