[Dev] Fwd: Re: freedo artwork license

Ben Gailly ben at techtux.be
Thu Oct 26 16:44:44 GMT 2017

As I said to you in "private" also by courtesy, I've changed the
slideshow with MY proper work, everyhing I did  (except the GNU from
Parabola, the freedo, ... etc listed in the "AUTHORS" file) I did it myself.

When a member of the FSFLA send me a link to a license for the freedo,
it means, to me, that the freedo is licensed under it.

So I can use it.

And, when I see, from you, bill-auger, that I never had ANY positive
return, response, etc from my artworks but only "disappointment" and
"mistrust", I've therefore deleted my artworks in the "multimedia"
section (on the parabola website and on my github).

And, because of your ugly-and-never-optimistic attitude and your pig
character, Parabola won't have an official Artist from now, delete me
from the Artist page, and bill-auger.... fuck you!

On 10/26/2017 06:10 PM, bill-auger wrote:
> my last email about this only was sent only to ben and not the mailing
> list so i will re-iterate
> in my last email about these artwork submissions i mentioned that i have
> been planning to use the "freedo" the bathing penguin logo in the
> bootloader banner but i have not done so yet because i could not find
> the license for it - about 4 weeks ago i asked jxself about it and he
> said that's because there is no license for it - it is the work of
> several different people that was passed about the mailing list strictly
> for use by the FSFLA - to his recollection, ruben mentioned something
> once about releasing it under the GNU FDL but no consensus was ever
> reached and no one ever formally published it anywhere else but the
> FSFLA website - he has since been contacting all of the known authors in
> order to get them to agree on a license so that parabola can use it -
> but that has not happened yet
> it is not at all clear who posted the image on that wiki page you linked
> to but it is very likely that it was done without permission - it
> credits the source as an email post from ruben that had no license
> specified so that wiki page in itself is very thin evidence
> there was no need to ask anyone else about this or to forward the reply
> to anyone - i was not expecting you to find the license for it - the
> people who are able to license "freedo" are in discussion about doing so
> now - jxself will let us know when it is officially released under a
> proper license - but that was not the reason i brought it to your
> attention - i only mentioned it because you used this and several other
> such mascots without crediting any of the sources or noting the
> licenses; which is squarely contrary to the most core principals of
> parabola and the GNU FSDG - i sent you the last message in private as a
> courtesy - but now you are still using that image in new works and still
> there is no credits anywhere in your repo as to the copyright holders of
> that image - i am very disappointed and now i must let this be known
> publicly so that no one will wonder why i am very hesitant to use any of
> your submissions now
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