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agger
June 30th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Whereas I do sympathize with groups as this one, I was wondering whether their logo is too uncannily close to the Ubuntu Logo, and whether this might be a coincidence or what?

Yo can see it here:

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.asp

Almost the same, but with four friends in the circle instead of three.

I found it while signing a petition for an incarcerated blogger, actually:


Dear Friend,

Mohammed al-Sharqawi and Karim al-Sha'ir were detained in Cairo
on May 25, while taking part in a demonstration commemorating
the anniversary of police violence against journalists and
protestors the previous year.

They remain unjustly imprisoned and subjected to torture and
ill-treatment for criticizing the lack of democratic freedoms in
Egypt. Mohammed has smuggled letters from his prison cell that
were published on his blog which describe the torture and sexual
abuse that he has suffered, and he continues to be denied
necessary medical care.

Please join me and Human Rights First in calling on the Egyptian
government to release Mohammed al-Sharqawi and Karim al-Sha'irm,
all other human rights advocates wrongfully imprisoned:
http://action.humanrightsfirst.org/campaign/Bloggers?rk=F1s4Lqs1Qa_-W


But still - it's very close to the Ubuntu logo, isn't it?

TigerWolf
June 30th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Its close but not close enough to cause any problems. It doesnt bother me.

kabus
June 30th, 2006, 09:02 AM
The Ubuntu logo is so generic that there are probably dozens or hundreds of similar logos.
No one is ripping off the Ubuntu logo, most people don't even know that Ubuntu exists.

Lux Perpetua
June 30th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Yes, it's similar, but in a benign way.

fuscia
June 30th, 2006, 09:43 AM
where did the ubuntu logo come from? was it an original? or, was it based on something else? if the latter, there may be a common source.

agger
June 30th, 2006, 04:01 PM
The Ubuntu logo is so generic that there are probably dozens or hundreds of similar logos.
No one is ripping off the Ubuntu logo, most people don't even know that Ubuntu exists.

Yeah, I guess you're right:

It's similar, and it doesn't bother me either - just thought it was striking.

lapsey
June 30th, 2006, 04:05 PM
Sic 'em, Mark! ;-)

Sporkman
March 26th, 2008, 03:22 PM
It's a generic "people of the world joining in a circle & holding hands" thing.

quinnten83
March 26th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Human rights be darned!! marc shoudl sue!!!!!
:lolflag:

Nah, it is very similar, but because of the nature of the organisation, we should let this one pass. actually for all we know, Ubuntu might have stolen the logo from these guys!!!

Luinar
March 26th, 2008, 04:50 PM
where did the ubuntu logo come from? was it an original? or, was it based on something else? if the latter, there may be a common source.

I'm fairly sure I saw logos which looked similar to Ubuntu's long before Ubuntu appeared. The whole "people holding hands in a circle" concept seems to me to be a pretty generic symbol.

keykero
March 27th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Yes, it is close. Too close. They must be stopped and destroyed.

retrow
March 27th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Human Rights First was founded in 1978 as the Lawyers Committee for International.. (http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/about_us/charter.asp).Considering that Human Rights First was founded in 1978, its quite likely that Ubuntu was stolen, I mean adapted from theirs. So lets just whistle away as if nothing ever happened.