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Re: Bug#265352: grub: Debian splash images for Grub

Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 03:51:11PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>I strongly disagree with that, as I do with anything other than a set of
>>words being called a name.
> Why should this be an issue?
> It's clear that trademarks serve an identification role.  We interpret
> the DFSG according to its spirit, rather than trying to interpret it as
> some kind of legal document,
> Anyways, it's my understanding that someone in the U.S. had
> his name legally changed to this, at one point:
>    http://www.extractando.com/entretenimiento/image/PrinceSymbol.jpg
> But why should that even be an issue?

The issue is that the top-level name of a project is relatively easy to
change, while needing to provide a replacement for possibly dozens or
hundreds of images *funtionally used* by the software is a significant
barrier to modification.

- Josh Triplett

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