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As pointed out by another commenter, they also ripped off the unicorn image seen on Github error pages, which further confuses the matter because Github obviously used that unicorn since they run the Unicorn web server, not whatever this HTTP library is.

They would have been better off naming it something awful like "Hospice" or something.




apparently they got permission for use in open-source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5597431


Seems weird considering @dshaw uses that image across all of his web properties - https://twitter.com/dshaw, http://dshaw.com/ (top right), http://geekli.st/dshaw

Even in the event that he did give permission, doesn't seem like he thought it through that people would automatically associate it with him (or Github). I'm also not going to make assumptions about all of his talents, but he mentions nothing about illustration across any of his accounts. Did he actually make the original? Even if he commissioned it, it seems like it would be up to the artist to decide whether or not it is used for other purposes.

Just found this tweet:

Daniel Shaw ‏@dshaw 20 Sep 11 @bkudria The angry unicorn comes from @github's old 500 page. It was originally left facing as you have it. Don't know the original source.

If I were the guys from this site, I'd really reconsider the name and the logo. Just too many crossed threads.


@mnicole I can't post directly to you, but it's actually from a clip-art set that he registered.


That doesn't really add up if he's saying it was originally from Github and he doesn't know the source. I still think you should find some original art, which it looks like you are.




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