[ubuntu-studio-devel] Ubuntu Studio 13.10 - Default wallpaper proposition RC1

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Sep 19 09:52:37 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-09-19 at 11:00 +0200, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
> On 19 sep 2013, at 08:20, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2013-09-19 at 09:27 +0530, Shubham Mishra wrote:
> >>> IMO Ralf has a very subjective interpretation of it.
> >
> > Perhaps. May it as it be, it's not a letter on it's own, but the
> > contrast and that the writing is covered. My perception might fool me,
> > OTOH German designers are accustomed to take care about it, because in
> > Germany even a possible misinterpretation is a hard crime. Even a
> > swastika that is crossed out, the logo of antifascist groups is a hard
> > crime in Germany, since it still does show an anticonstitutional symbol.
> > There were a lot of discussions about it, because antifascist were sued
> > as if they were fascists. And the antifascists in the end were
> > sentenced! That might explain my overcaution. A friend often wears a
> > T-shirt from The Stooges shown a swastika, he guess that I'm overcaution
> > when I say that he should be careful. For German state authorities it
> > simply is an anticonstitutional symbol and we've got a harsh law
> > regarding to this.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ralf
> That was very interesting information that I and probably others are
> unaware of living in different countries.

Btw. the wallpaper is _not_ offending the German law. Even for Germany
there are seemingly exceptions for this law, e.g. comedy on television
does use swastika and not everybody who wears a patch with a swastika
that is thrown into a garbage can is sued, but at least some people with
a crossed out swastika had serious issues. Books as "Mein Kampf" (My
Battle [US title]/My Struggle [UK title]) are forbidden. Wearing a
"LONSDALE" T-shirt, while a jacked is covering "LO" and "LE", so that it
reads "NSDA" like "NSDAP" is allowed too, but not welcome.

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