Sunday, March 12, 2006

Is Microsoft plagiarist?

ZIP Icon
When Vista Icons Pack v2.0 was in start stage I created the ZIP-Folder icon, made four variants of it and published Feb 18 at Neowin forum (now there only 3 variants) to ask people, what kind of ZIP-Folder they like more. One week later Vista Build 5308 was released, it include ZIP-Folder icon, which is realy similar to mine...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

a zipper and a folder - how different can you make the icon.
Don't cry too loud about copying

Kudesnick said...

Not in a zipper deal, look at folder, how it closed...
I'm not crying, it is pleasure to me know that I create this icon before then in Microsoft :)

Anonymous said...

what the hell are you talking? the icon is very diff from yours..

Kudesnick said...

Of course it differs from mine!!!!
The main is idea (not idea of zipper, but folder).
Did you ever paint something, create icons or some graphics? If not you will not understand me.

Ben Nadler said...

I create icons and web graphics, so I totally understand what you're saying. While there are a lot of similarities, it's Microsoft. Although, if you think about it, its not a surprise they came up with a similar idea, since they are called zip files (bound to happen eventually, eh?).

Even if Microsoft took your idea and improved on it, it's Microsoft. Good luck bringing that one into court. lol