Swag... new choices?

Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg listsub at 401.cx
Fri Oct 3 11:30:16 PDT 2003

Dan Langille wrote:
> On 3 Oct 2003 at 15:32, Paul Robinson wrote:
>>The real problem though is free use of the logo/mascot. To really open
>>up the market like OpenBSD has, you kind of have to consider... dare I
>>say it?... changing the mascot. If you want to produce lots of mass
>>produced stuff with loads of artwork and sell them, you can't use
>>beastie unless you've cleared every item with McKusick:
>>That's fine, and I understand his reasoning. It just works against what
>>you're suggesting unfortunately.
> My experience with obtaining permission has been positive.

I dont think obtaining permission is the problem, I think the fact that 
you have to obtain it in the first place is the problem.
I know a lot of artists, some of my best friends are artists, and most 
of them wont do anything that has something even remotely similar to a 
copyright hanging over it.
Im sure McKusick is a great guy, the few times Ive been in contact with 
him I have had no problem at all, but just the fact that he owns the 
copyright on the daemon scares a lot of people away.
In todays society, you can get sued just for being in the wrong place at 
the wrong time. I find it completely understandable that people dont 
make t-shirts, posters or whatever as long as there is a copyright on 
the daemon.


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