@jlhertel From what I have seen in open source projects, they start with some crappy hand-drawn monstrosity, and if they get popular, some artist draws an icon for them so that they fit the default theme of the commercial distro for which the artist is employed. It's also possible it never gets popular, but one of those artists uses it and likes it, and makes the icon in their free time. Corporate open source pays designers, but then you get trademarked corporate logos that mean nothing, like for Firefox.
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