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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 3:22 AM, Philip Hands wrote:

> Have you considered that by removing the logos there are almost
> certainly people who will be less able to recognise which search engine
> they have selected?  (be that because of poor sight, poor reading
> ability or perhaps because they only know the thing they want by its logo)

I hadn't considered that. I would assume that text is more accessible
as screen-readers can convert it to audio. I would assume that people
with poor sight are probably using magnification already. The latter
two seem reasonable.

> Even if we had the right under copyright law to modify these logos, we'd
> not want to do it, because we're trying to display a trademark image in
> order to refer to the related service.
> It strikes me that the names of at least some of these services are also
> trademarked, so the text is presumably also immutable to some extent.




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