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Clone icon replacement

Postby yorik » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm

Given our recent discussions about copyright/patents/sueing etc, Werner and me both think that the current clone icon would do well to be replaced by something less likely to attract copyright trolls... It's a pity, I think everybody here likes the current one as much as I do, but it could really get us in trouble sooner than expected. In git commit 71836f4b3 I made a new one, but not very happy with it... feel free to propose something better!
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby saso » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am

:cry:

how about a sheep?
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:45 am

saso wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
how about a sheep?
+1 :lol:
Btw, did any of you see this? issue #3144 Apparently there was already a problem with this icon
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby chrisb » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:04 pm

saso wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
how about a sheep?
+1
Even better than what we have now!
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby Jee-Bee » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:14 pm

but than rename the function to dolly :P
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby bejant » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:57 am

yorik wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Werner and me both think that the current clone icon would do well to be replaced by something less likely to attract copyright trolls
Although the old icon has been changed, you might want to ask the trademark / copyright holder(s) for permission to use it (or a revised version of it). The holders might see the humor in it, might decide it is only a spoof and doesn't infringe, the icon metadata could read "used with permission", or... ? Nobody knows without asking.

saso wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
how about a sheep?
+1, that was my first thought too!

Jee-Bee wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:14 pm
but than rename the function to dolly :P
Hee hee - that might cause other problems - I read that the sheep was named "Dolly" in honor of Dolly Parton.
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby Joyas » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 pm

I like the idea, the current icon is too different from others.

But maybe It could be better to let the user add their own icons if they want (for example, I would replace the HDD icon with a floppy disk).
saso wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
:cry:

how about a sheep?
I would add two sheep. :D
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:06 pm

saso wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:29 am
:cry:

how about a sheep?
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Sorry :D I couldn't resist! :D

Shawn is great!
PS one or two sheep for 'clone' is quite common in disk writing sw ... so it would be easily caught
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby triplus » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm

It's nice to see such high level of consensus.

P.S. I guess the thing currently missing is some actual icon proposals.
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Re: Clone icon replacement

Postby Kunda1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 am

yorik wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm
I made a new one, but not very happy with it... feel free to propose something better!

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I think it should be 2 sheep offset one in front of the other.. In other words take yorik's current replacement and use sheep instead :lol:
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