So I got a bulk email inviting students to compete in a contest. It was
part of MNNIT's Annual Fest, "Avishkar" (www.avishkar2012.in). And I
was greeted by this logo on their homepage.
Of course it does! Nepomuk! Now, I'm happy they find it useful, but with
great icons comes great responsibility. Licensing. :) Hopefully they can
get an easy fix. I hope they do. They also included it in their printed
material without complying with the license. So that is also wrong. Not
as easily fixed though.
I've sent them an
email telling them about this. I hope it is fixed soon. Sadly, the
behavior isn't uncommon in Indian colleges. The licensing terms for
Oxygen are very comfortable compared to the copyrighted material college
often (sometimes intentionally) use. In most cases, it is merely the
result of ignorance of the design team regarding copyrighted content. In
other cases, the college considers itself too small a target for anyone
The latter case is also the reason piracy is rampant in schools and
colleges in India.
Update (7 Oct 2012): At around 1 AM, I got a reply that
they had read the terms and wished to talk to me to fix this on
'friendly terms'. I just informed them of the conditions. Maybe it was
intimidating for them to receive an email telling them they can't copy
icons as they wish. Asked them to include the license statement on the
website and to print it on all future material that uses the logo.
Update (8 Oct 2012): Had an IM chat with one of the organizers. They
promise to fix it by tomorrow night (Indian Standard Time of course)
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