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Re: Inappropriate use of Debian logo.

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:36:44AM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > FYI - A computer shop has taken the Debian logo and used it for his
> > business.

> > http://imgur.com/gFKfs.jpg

> Thank you for making this jpeg, it's very clear.

> > [...]
> > "The comapny Logo was created by photoshop and Logo software, we desgined it
> > from the stretch. if you have somethins to say, give us a call."
> Unfortunately, they may be right and in good faith.
> This message confirms the swirl is just one of the defaults:
> 	http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/06/msg00340.html

This is an unsubstantiated claim that has been repeated ad absurdum on the
lists for years.  Sure, it uses a default brush.  But who has demonstrated
that the exact swirl pattern can be reproduced trivially by accident?  No
one.  When companies show up with a logo that reproduces your exact
*application* of the brush, angle for angle down to the pixel, it stretches
credulity to claim that this occurred to them independently.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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