Pastelised Meerkat

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The default background for Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) and Intrepid (8.10) were interesting when compared to some of the new ones. So using these as inspiration, I set about to find a powerful Meercat image to use for the latest Ubuntu 10.10. I found this one by David Asch which I felt was ideal:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/trinity-of-one/18913858/.

I remastered the image with Gimp to add colours which evoke the new Ubuntu Orange and Purple pallet. The Meercat was also smudged and altered.

I look forward to feedback, both positive and negative! :-)

PLEASE NOTE: David Asch (known as 'My Melting Brain' on flickr) has granted me permission to modify the photo despite the original cc-by-nc-nd license.
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nitbuntu

9 years ago

I had someone complain earlier that I was 'spamming' in the wrong group. I am new to all this, so please do excuse me if I've submitted this to the wrong group.

Since Ubuntu uses the Gnome desktop environment, I assumed it would be fine to upload this here. Moreover, I have noted plenty of Ubuntu related stuff here, so thought it was fine.

I have uploaded to Ubuntu-Art, but don't notice as much activity, however.

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saaz

9 years ago

Well done Nitin.
This should have been the default wallpaper for Ubuntu 10.10.
Recommending it.

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nitbuntu

9 years ago

Thanks for the positive feedback....much appreciated. :-)

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nitbuntu

9 years ago

Hi,
I'm glad to say that there was no infringement as I have already asked permission from the creator of original photo.

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mdim

9 years ago

If you take a look at licensing terms of source photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/trinity-of-one/18913858/, you can see it's cc-by-nc-nd 2.0 licensed. The "nd" part stands for "No derivs", i.e. copyright holder doesn't allow anyone to build upon its work. So you deriving from that photo means you're infringing his copyright. Yeah, I know, -nc and -nd licences suck, but that's what author decided to use. I suggest to you to look for Free Culture licencsed works (http://freedomdefined.org/Definition), i.e. cc-by, and cc-by-sa.

For details of licence take a look at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

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