Ubuntu has nearly the same logo as the Microsoft Alumni Network

Eldo Varghese poningru at ufl.edu
Thu Oct 5 05:23:02 BST 2006

Jarrod Henry wrote:
> Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
>> On the other hand, pressing charges is a bad move, it's expensive, and 
>> MS doesn't worry about where to get the money to spend agains their 
>> lawsuits. and it's the only way the proprietary corporation's model of 
>> getting money nowadays.
>> That is why "my face turns red and my hearts fly" with Open Source and 
>> Free Software, Thanks for Creative Commons and GPL, lawsuits is 50% 
>> out of the picture.
> I've gotta agree with Joel here.
> I have to wonder what kind of message Ubuntu, a distribution based on 
> Free software and that beats the "freedom" drum would send if  they 
> began to use the same tactics that the companies who distribute non-free 
> software use.
Same msg mofo/moco is sending currently, a good one.

> I'd hope a "turn the other cheek due to our ethics" would be in play 
> here.  The one thing I fear for Canonical / Ubuntu is that we become 
> what we dislike.
Unfortunately thats not possible when it comes to trademark law, if you 
dont defend your trademark, you lose it.
> Jarrod


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