[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Announce] Once again, fame and fortune can be

Terri Oda terri@thehole.zone12.com
Fri, 1 Feb 2002 02:32:30 -0500 (EST)

> Two changes: I made the background grey since that looks a little
> better on my Moz 0.9.6+ browser, and I converted it to PNG (GIFs are
> taboo for GNU projects ;).

I should have thought of that orginally!  Actually, I thought about
it after I put it up on my server, but I was too tired and lazy feeling to
convert it, and then my mail bounced because I brilliantly signed up under
this address and then sent mail from @zone12 instead of @hole.zone12
and... I guess it wasn't my night. :)

It's actually an interesting quirk that I could authorize the subscription
from @zone12 but couldn't post from there.  I guess I've never tried
that before.
> Let me know what you all think.  Terri, thanks, and would you be
> willing to sign copyright assignment papers for the logo?

No problem.  Does anything actually need to be physically signed, or is
just "I give all rights to this arrangement of 256 pixels to the FSF" by
email good enough?  (I know, it's necessary, but it seems a lot of fuss
over such a tiny image!)

Actually, I gather that since I'm in Canada, I retain moral rights even
if I sign off everything.  Not that it matters, (How the
heck could you abuse moral right on such a tiny logo?  Wait, don't
answer that. :) ) but it's an interesting quirk of our system that artists
have a right that can't be signed away in a legal sense.
Moral right means that you can object legally if something you've created
is used in a way which you deem inappropriate, like a picture being used
on hate literature or, in the one case I've heard about, red bows tied
around the necks of fake geese in a shopping centre.  No, really!