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aggie_wes
January 16th, 2009, 05:55 PM
http://submissions.agile2008.org/files/agile-logo.gif
http://submissions.agile2008.org/

bekind2thenoob
January 16th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Is The Ubuntu logo even copyrighted every other aspect of the os isnt!

Go FOSS! :P

cardinals_fan
January 16th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Is The Ubuntu logo even copyrighted every other aspect of the os isnt!

Go FOSS! :P
Look at the bottom of the forum:

Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd
Anyway, that doesn't look all that much like the Ubuntu logo to me.

hikaricore
January 16th, 2009, 08:44 PM
You also spelled copyright wrong. >.<

Nothing to see here, move along.

glotz
January 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Sure does look similar to me. I'm happy it's not my call.

Jose Catre-Vandis
January 16th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Why are you worried, are you about to launch an Linux Distro called Abuntu?

eightmillion
January 17th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Is The Ubuntu logo even copyrighted every other aspect of the os isnt!

Go FOSS! :P

I think you have a misunderstanding of how FOSS works. Every part of Ubuntu is copyrighted. It's copyright that makes the GPL work. The GPL basically says, "We have this copyrighted code here, but you can distribute it and use it as long as you abide by the terms of this license. And if you don't want to agree to the license, then regular (more restrictive) copyright restrictions apply." If it weren't copyrighted, then anybody could do whatever they wanted with it, including closing the source and not making changes available to the community and not attributing works to their authors.

glotz
January 17th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Maybe he was making the point that the rest is 'copylefted (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/)'.

(Don't you just love these never ending hacker puns?)

ushimitsudoki
January 17th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Wow. That is really close. Reminds me of those "SORNY" and related knock-off brands.

Not only is it similar in design, but the meaning of the "circle" seems to be the same as well.

ithanium
January 17th, 2009, 10:11 AM
close, but not equal to Ubuntu's logo