[Linux-aus] penguin shirts

Michael Davies michael at the-davies.net
Wed Feb 18 19:46:06 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Raena Lea-Shannon
<raen at internode.on.net> wrote:
> I mentioned this issue when the design was first proposed. I have acted in
> regard to ICIP Rights., (Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property). To my
> knowledge the dot style is an ICIP right with a Custodian people, The correct
> procedure is to find out who the Custodians are and have one of them create
> the work if they are willing to do so. Fir advice as I previously suggested
> contact Terri Janke an indigenous Lawyer who specialises in this area.
> http://www.terrijanke.com.au/

Or if this is going to become too difficult Linux Australia might like
to consider adapting future t-shirt designs to use a similar, but
different style such as pointillism
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointillism) that is clearly not under
licensing restrictions.

I don't think it's in the interests of an organisation such as Linux
Australia to have to engage lawyers to make a t-shirt.  The ROI is
unlikely to pay off.
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