I just created a King of Herrings, or Giant Oarfish, "cow" for cowsay. I know this doesn't have much to do with Linux Mint, except for the fact that it contains cowsay/cowthink and mint-fortune, but I don't know where else to post about it. I have several questions.
First, would it be reasonable to release the oarfish cow under CC-BY-SA, or would that be incompatible with cowsay's and/or Linux Mint's licenses? I don't care if other people use or modify it commercially or otherwise, as long as I'm credited with its original creation, and that any derivative works are labeled as such, in such a way that it shows I do not necessarily endorse the derivative work. This seems to be the gist of CC-BY-SA. Is this correct?
Second, I used this image
as a guide. I did not plug it into an autogenerator or anything. I created the cow freehand (freekeyboard?) using the image only to make sure, by eyesight, that my cow actually looked something like an oarfish. It's fairly similar, but not a modified version of the image. Furthermore, I question whether the license connected to that image is even valid, as the oarfish in that picture is on public display in a museum, and is in fact not a creative work, but an actual dead fish, and as such I'm not sure it's even subject to copyright. Do I need to cite the photographer in my oarfish cow's comments? Should I?
Third, once all the licensing terms are ironed out, where might I upload my oarfish cow so that others can see, download, and use it? I'm not sure anyone but me WANTS a giant oarfish cow, but who knows?
I've loved giant oarfish ever since I saw a video on Discovery Channel's website, depicting the first captured video of a live oarfish in its natural habitat. It was annoyed by the camera and swam away, which I thought was so cute!
I think lots of weird animals are cute.