Viridian Greenhouse Disaster Symbol Contest -
Here, the sigil by itself. As you can see, it's a lightning bolt striking from a black cloud, across the earth. The implication is global weather violence. The design's primary application is a stencil. Even when used in other applications, the stencil artefacts remain, as a reminder of its primary purpose (see the Viridian Note by Pope-Emperor Sterling).
Above, the sigil as a military uniform patch. The Viridian future has room for many shades of green, including military green. No longer fighting wars between states, the Viridian Model Army fights for our planetary survival.
i don't think I should win this contest, i think that this design (which is where i stole the ECOHAZARD tag from) or this design should. Although there are some other good entries too. However, I do think that I should win the award for best Viridian Military Sigil.
Oh, and in answer to G Sarab - yes, copyright is un-viridian. However, it exists, we ignore it at our peril. Your comment :
First I tried denial. The Manifesto says "make it free to others who have a similar will to live that freedom." Everyone knows corporations don't care about that kind of freedom, so why should I hand them the value of my creativity?lies at the heart of Open Source. If you make your content Public Domain, then anyone can do anything with it. Including making a trivial change, slapping their own restrictive copyright on it, and thus making a version of that content no longer free. If you are to truly make your content free, you are obliged to fight this offense. The method of doing so is the core difference between Open Source and Public Domain.
When you release something as Free Software, you distribute it with a license restriction. That restriction has only one end - to prevent others from making the content non-free. Let me demonstrate. I hereby declare that this web page is distributed under the Open Content License.
G. Sarab again:
Besides, my copyright statement obviously implied NON-commercial use is permitted. I should just add an express statement that non-commercial use is encouraged.
There is nothing in Open Source or in the Viridian Movement that opposes commercial activity. Only proprietary, non-free activity. If someone takes my open content, puts it in a book, and publishes it for money, fine. It does me no harm - information is not like a traditional commodity, where scarcity=value. For information, proliferation=value. And because of the viral nature of Open Source, the publisher must accept that I may demand a free electronic copy of the text of that book. And further, that i may take my copy of their book, modify it (or not), make a thousand copies, and sell them myself. That's what they agreed to, when they used my Open content. Freedom cuts both ways; in the end, It Works.
Copyright was a good idea; but Intellectual Property is Theft.