[Ffmpeg-devel] FFmpeg naming and logo

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Feb 16 11:28:54 CET 2006

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 11:25:58PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> Use of and dependence on non-free software is not acceptable, and it's
> utterly hypocritical to design your logo in a nonfree data format with
> nonfree software.

There's a tradeoff to be made here unfortunately.  Most designers use
non-free tools for their job.  When you get them to volunteer time and
skill to create a logo for your project, you cannot necessarily expect
them to switch tools just for you, there's a limit on the effort you can
ask for.

For example, the sources of the MPlayer logo are a set of Adobe
Illustrator files.  This is less than perfect, but I doubt good free
vector drawing programs even existed back when it was created...

And yes, it's a problem.  Converting such sources to open formats is
desirable, but not always possible.  Should that be the case, you may
have to make a tough choice between no logo or a logo in an opaque


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