by Anja and Peter Gerwinski
This artwork was created as a tribute to the GNU project. Enjoy! :-)
This artwork is free. You can redistribute it and/or modify it according to terms of the Free Art licence.
For more information about the Free Art licence (in the spirit of the GNU GPL for software), see Copyleft Attitude.
We consider using one of these images in e.g. a magazine or on a web site as publication in a specific medium (see the Free Art licence paragraph 2.2), not as incorporation into another work (paragraph 3). This means:
http://www.gerwinski.de/~anja/gnuart/) in the magazine's list of image references.
What's the story behind?
According to Greek mythology, Zeuss disguised as a bull carried princess Europa over the sea to the new continent which still bears her name today. Modern Europa is moving on, facing the future with the drive and spirit of GNU.
The following variants are available:
The Latin motto on some of the images reads:
"Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est."
Quoted from Aurelius Augustinus (4th century)
Source: Sigisbert Mitterer, "Bibliothek der Kirchenväter", Vol. 49, München 1925
In English this means: "For if a thing is not diminished by being shared with others, it is not rightly owned if it is only owned and not shared."