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Re: Debian logo & its license

On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 07:48:00PM -0600, Stephen Crowley wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 04:21:37PM -0800, Chris Waters wrote:
> > Debian is a free project to distribute a free OS.  It should have a free
> > logo.  FREE THE LOGO!!  FREE THE LOGO!!  :-)
> And what if some anti-debian people get ahold of the logo and use it for
> evil purposes?

What if someone gets hold of the Linux kernel and uses it to guide nuclear
missiles?  (Well, at least they have to share their changes with us :))

Seriously, slander is slander, and it's rude, and people will know it when
they see it.  Furthermore, if people want to parody Debian (including the
logo) they'll do so regardless of the logo license, and Debian doesn't have
enough money to sue them about it.  Besides, did anyone bother to register a

A license that says "this logo should only be used when referring
specifically to Debian" is plenty and probably still unenforceable.

Have fun,


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