Monday, May 26, 2008

Disaster: Logo Copyvio

There has been a bit of a disaster this weekend with the Wikibooks logo selection process. Logo option D, my personal favorite and one of the apparent front runners, was found to be based on a copyvio.

Some of the proposed variants are dissimilar enough that they might not be considered copyvios. However, I'm no expert on this and would like to invite a second opinion from people in the community. The question is, are any of the proposed logo variants in this family dissimilar enough to be considered "safe"?

If not, we have a real problem on our hands. The logo selection process has gotten this far without noticing that one of the favorites was a copyvio. Could there be others hidden in the pack as well? Also, there have been some allegations that logos in the Wikijunior discussion are copyvios as well, although I personally can't confirm this.

We might be in a bad enough position here that we have to declare this whole discussion moot. I would hate for that to be the case, but it's better to stop now if we are running into problems like copyvios and the like.

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