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

Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net> writes:

> 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.

No it's not.  Go ahead and try to change all the instances of Mozilla
in Mozilla.  Observe that several of them are not plain text, but
image files containing clever renderings of the text "Mozilla".  You
get the image-changing problem anyway, because people can draw
pictures of text.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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