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Re: popular swirl...

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 06:04:01PM -0500, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
> This has come up before.  SPI was asked to look into the trademark 
> violation involved.  IIRC, the proprietor of elektrostore was contacted
> and dismissed the complaint -- saying there wasn't any proof Debian had
> come up with the swirl either, and it could come from a font or 
> something -- that maybe Debian and the web designer he paid got it from 
> the same source.

Ignore the trademark issue.  The copyright issue should be much clearer.
Surely SPI knows who made the logo and that person can certify that it
is an original work?  If SPI can do that they have a case of a clear
derivative work.  If SPI can't do that then Debian needs a different

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>

"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken

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