Project specific donations

Adam Fedor fedor at
Mon Oct 11 22:44:19 UTC 2004

Well, we have a lot of icons we want designed, and most of the 
designers we talked were not willing to do it for free (even though 
they do occasionally do this). But that was just an example anyway.

All of our copyrights are held by the FSF, so I'm assuming that if 
there was any legal action, they would handle it. Or would SPI possibly 
become involved as well?

On Oct 11, 2004, at 2:11 PM, Bruce Perens wrote:

> I agree about the fact that there seem to be a lot of good artists 
> willing to carry on the tradition of starving artists.
> But we're still happy to discuss affiliating with SPI. Essentially, we 
> manage money for your project and spend it at your project's 
> direction. It's not our job to tell you what is and is not a good use 
> of money collected. We don't want your project doing anything that 
> could endanger SPI and its other affiliate projects. We could 
> potentially lose assets and copyrights we hold in a lawsuit, etc. I 
> once got in trouble with SPI's then-counsel regarding an event in 
> which I was going to deliberately violate DMCA on stage. If you're 
> going to do that sort of stuff, make sure you can't be construed as 
> representing SPI when you do it.
>    Thanks
>    Bruce
> mbc wrote:
>> On Oct 11, 2004, at 10:41 AM, Adam Fedor wrote:
>>> GNUstep ( would like to start accepting donations. 
>>> We're still trying to form some ideas of what and how much we need, 
>>> but some current needs include new professionally designed icons and 
>>> perhaps a computer farm for testing builds.  I'm
>> It would see to me that icons are something you could get from the 
>> development community. Isn't there someone in the gnome or deviantart 
>> community that you could work with? KDE has some great icons as well, 
>> were they paid for?
>> Just my $.02.
>>   mbc at
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