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Re: Origins of debian "swirl"

Wouter Verhelst wrote:

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 18:24:11 +1000, Simon Wright wrote:
It's a simple, generic stroke of "rough charcoal", a standard brush
shape that ships with Adobe Illustrator. Actually, it's one of the
five defaults that appear in the brushes pallete when you begin any
new document

I don't see any problem with this, but I thought it should be

Actually, one could wonder who was first. I'm not blatantly assuming
Adobe just took the swirl without looking at our copyright, but then
it's not entirely impossible either.

The fact that this wave of other usages of the swirl is fairly recent
(or is that a perception on my side?) could imply that this is indeed
the case...

Having recently watched the "Toy Story" movies, I realized that the swirl was present on Buzz' chin. The names of the different versions of Debian being "Toy Story" characters, why not the logo itself ?

Look here for instance : http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/ts/

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