Sunday, 21 December 2008

What to do when a Creative Commons license changes?

I was thinking so much about the technical aspects I forgot to mention in my last post that I've changed the design.

I had been using a cropped version of the excellent photo of the clock at the Musée d'Orsay by Yves Lorson pretty much since the site launched back in May 2008. However a while ago Yves changed the license for the photo from a Creative Commons Attribution License to "all rights reserved". I looked in to the matter, and the license which was in place when I made the cropped would continue to apply, but I didn't feel comfortable continuing this situation especially as it wasn't so clear as to how it would affect me using the photo in different ways in the future. I tried to contact Yves, but got no reply. So I've made a new logo using Inkscape, an open source SVG editor.

Let me know what you think of the new logo, or any design ideas.


  1. It looks okay but I think a photographic source has a certain extra cachet. I'm sure there are some other decent (cc) images on Flickr... or perhaps take it upon yourself as a Christmas photo project.

  2. It's a pretty common shot to take; there are plenty other versions still freely available on a creative-commons search of Flickr, if you still want one.

    I like the new logo, though. The functional straightforwardness fits well with the mundanity of shopping, and the clear, simple focus of the site.


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