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"Ancient writing"

by Peter Gerwinski

["Ancient writing"] This writing on the wall can be traced back to Aurelius Augustinus (354-430) and has been created using free software exclusively (The GIMP).

It 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."

This image can be distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Available formats:

* JPEG format, 2001
ancient-writing.jpg (33 kB)

* XCF format ("source code"), 2001
ancient-writing.xcf.bz2 (3.09 MB)

Anja Gerwinski, October 17, 2002