[Linux-aus] Fwd: Use of Penguin Image on Instant Scratchie Tickets.
brent.wallis at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 14:40:07 UTC 2007
Agreed! Nothing threatening, but at the very least stick the hand up!
On 6/18/07, Melissa Draper <melissa at meldraweb.com> wrote:
> Jon 'maddog' Hall wrote:
> > Paul,
> > What is the goal of your investigation into the use of "Tux" on the
> > lottery tickets?
> > o to force them to take Tux off the tickets?
> > o to force them to change the tickets to acknowledge Larry and the GIMP?
> > o to "police and protect" Tux from being used in other ways (plumbing,
> > ice cream, etc.)?
> > o to create a newsworthy event that would thrust Tux, Linux and Larry
> > into the limelight?
> > <snip>
> I think educating the lottery in a non-threatening way would be
> perfectly reasonable. A response along the lines of:
> "Well actually, that image was created back in 1996. See <insert
> reference etc>. The penguin represents <insert explanation about
> Linux and open source>.
> While the image is freely distributable, and you are free to use it,
> the creator has stated that he would appreciate being acknowledged
> when asked, as I have done to you in this situation."
> I'm inclined to think the lottery would actually be pleased, since they
> probably payed someone else quite royally for Larry's work which they
> could have got for free anywhere. I know I'd be *really pissed* if I
> payed someone for an 11yrold freely distributable and freely usable image.
> Meanwhile, you're educating people in the spirit and benefits of Linux
> and open source.
> Melissa Draper
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