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Re: Inappropriate use of Debian logo.

On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 02:50:04PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.

Until someone gives the exact parameters needed to obtain the same
result, there is no way to conclusively say whether this is trivial to
accidentally reproduce or not.


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