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Re: Origins of debian "swirl"

Scripsit Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.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.

It ought to be possible for someone to dig up a pre-1999 version
Illustrator and see if it has the same stock graphics. The question is
whether an appropriate someone reads this list, and who would admit
to being in possession of such proprietary software? :-)

> The fact that this wave of other usages of the swirl is fairly recent
> (or is that a perception on my side?)

The first case I remember is
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/07/msg00167.html - hardly
that recent IMO.

Henning Makholm                             "Det er du nok fandens ene om at
                                         mene. For det ligger i Australien!"

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