Re: Mathematica icons for GPL'ed software.
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- Subject: [mg67434] Re: Mathematica icons for GPL'ed software.
- From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>
- Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:32:16 -0400 (EDT)
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One possible solution is to go to the Help Browser (version 5.2), and to drill down to Demos | Notebooks | Cover Image Construction which is a Mathematica notebook for creating the Mathematica logo (version 5) from scratch. You could then modify this notebook to create a (sufficiently different) variant of the logo to use in building your own icon (i.e. export the image of the logo, and then iconify this image using suitable image-editing software). What "sufficiently different" means in this context is up to you to find out. Steve Luttrell West Malvern, UK <see-my-signature at southminster-branch-line.org.uk> wrote in message news:e7drrj$9hs$1 at smc.vnet.net... > > Are there any icons for Mathematica which could be legally distributed > with GPL'ed software? I'm looking for something which someone would > recognise as being related to Mathematica to use as an icon. > > There's an icon on the Wikipedia page: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mathematica_Icon.png > > which states: > > "This is an icon of copyrighted computer software. It is believed that > the exhibition of icons > * to illustrate or identify the computer software in question > * on the English-language Wikipedia, hosted on servers in the United > States by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation, qualifies as fair use > under United States copyright law. Any other uses of this image, on > Wikipedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. See > Wikipedia:Fair use and Copyrights." > > I'm not sure if this is actually true or not. In any case, (again > according to Wikipedia) this "fair use" is a "Doctrine in United > States copyright law" which may not be too relevant outside the USA. > > I've temporarily at least added the icon to a web page: > > http://witm.sourceforge.net/ > > but I'm not sure if adding that to GPL'ed software would be a > copyright infringement or not. (My guess is that it probably would be, > which is why I'm looking for something which will definitely not be a > copyright infringement). > > > -- > Dr. David Kirkby BSc MSc PhD CEng MIEE > Chartered Engineer >