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From Gale Naylor <Ga...@noventussolutions.com>
Subject Re: "Potato Man" activity icon: What is the license?
Date Mon, 16 May 2016 12:49:22 GMT
Thanks for explaining the history! That's funny that some people don't
change the icon. And I now understand why a generic question mark is the
way to go.

On Mon, May 16, 2016, 1:29 AM Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org> wrote:

> It would be used as a default icon in the Workbench integration of the
> archetype-generated plugin. I think we did the Potato Man because then
> people would be incline to change it - however several prototype
> plugins happily use the potato man icon and thus redistribute it in
> their source code.
>
>
> I disabled that part of the archetype, but still the files remain in the
> source.
>
> E.g. as in
> http://dev.mygrid.org.uk/wiki/display/developer/6.+Service+icons
>
>
>
> I think Alan is right in that the Potato Man is copyrighted, so I'll
> replace the PNG with a place holder made in Gimp. Perhaps one tricky
> thing here is to ensure that the PNG itself won't be copyhrightable,
> as otherwise anyone using the Archetype would be forced to attribute
> Apache Taverna and the Apache License for that 16x16 PNG. :)
>
> I have replaced it with a simple question mark, and added the
> https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ license to the
> corresponding .xcf.
>
>
>
>
> On 16 May 2016 at 00:10, Gale Naylor <GaleN@noventussolutions.com> wrote:
> > Is this resource used? I did a search of Engine in Eclipse, but did not
> > find any other instances of exampleIcon.
> >
> > How is this used? If you can give me some direction, and any
> requirements,
> > I might be able to create an icon.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:20 AM Alan Williams <alaninmcr@googlemail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On 15-May-16 19:14, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >>
> >> [snip]
> >>
> >> > But doing so, I just realized the archetype includes a dummy activity
> PNG
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> https://github.com/apache/incubator-taverna-engine/blob/master/taverna-activity-archetype/src/main/resources/archetype-resources/__rootArtifactId__-activity-ui/src/main/resources/exampleIcon.png
> >> >
> >> > it's the "Potato man" - do anyone remember the origin of this? Did we
> >> > make it, or do we need to replace it?
> >>
> >> I think it needs to be replaced as if you expand it, it is obviously Mr
> >> Potato Head which is copyrighted. We could just use a ? instead.
> >>
> >> Alan
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes
> Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)
> http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
>

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