OpenIcons, icons under a proper license!

Posted by Unlogic 2010-01-18 21:44 | Updated by Unlogic 2010-08-23 10:30 | 2 Comments | Tags: InkScape, LGPL, Open source, OpenIcons, PNG, SVG

Pretty much any web application benefits from nice looking, easy to understand icons. However if your developing applications under a GPL or LGPL license you might find that it's harder and harder to find icons licensed under a compatible license.

The reason for this is that most artists today seem to prefer the Creative Commons family of licenses which in most cases is incompatible with the GPL and LGPL licenses.

Running several open source projects based on GPL and LGPL code and a few proprietary projects based on LGPL code meant that I was starving for a set of icons with a uniform look and licensed under compatible license.

After spending a considerable amount of time searching the Internet for icons I decided to take matters into my own hands and do something about it. I had seen InkScape in a Slashdot posting not long ago so I decided to download it and give it shot.

Mini-ITX and pfSense a perfect combination!

Posted by Unlogic 2010-01-18 20:53 | Updated by Unlogic 2010-01-18 21:54 | 4 Comments | Tags: Jetway, Mini-ITX, Morex, Router, VIA, pfSense

As I mentioned in my previous blog post my first encounter with the Mini-ITX standard was back in 2008 when I realized that my old trusty Linksys WRT54G router couldn't handle the 100Mbit internet connection I had just installed.

Finding a new router that handled 100Mbit full duplex and had a open firmware proved to be nearly impossible. So I decided to build a small computer and run one of the many different Linux and BSD distributions available out there targeted at firewall/router applications.

The result of this little "experiment" proved so successful that I haven't looked back since!

Enough talking lets cut straight to the hardware. I wanted a motherboard that had dual gigabit ethernet interfaces and was passively cooled. After doing some research and checking the compatibility of various network cards against Linux and BSD i decided on a Jetway J7F4 motherboard which has dual Realtek RTL8110SC gigabit network cards.