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MS ripping off Ubuntu linux?
    #4582262 - 08/26/05 01:04 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)



is microsoft ripping of ubuntu linux's logo with their new logo?
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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4582296 - 08/26/05 01:10 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Totally.


It's like that damn Tag Deoderant Spray and Queen Latifa's Beauty Shop - Weak :/


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4582384 - 08/26/05 01:26 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)





and laid on-top of each other:



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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4583555 - 08/26/05 12:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ubuntu features double-clicking of the mouse, which infringes on a Microsoft patent, so they must have had it coming. :shake:


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4583683 - 08/26/05 01:18 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It definitely looks like they are ...

Is that really the new logo? For Vista?


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: aje]
    #4583709 - 08/26/05 01:25 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I guess it's not really new.
its the logo for msn spaces - some blogging thing.


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4584897 - 08/26/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ah, I see. For Ubuntu's sake, I certainly hope it isn't as old as Ubuntu.


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: aje]
    #4585401 - 08/26/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I wouldn't doubt if Microsoft would steal anything from open source...I remember a couple years ago when someone was taking Microsoft to court to see if any of their source code contained UNIX or Linux code. Unfortunatly Microsoft won. When you have control of the market and plenty of money it's easy to take out the small guys...


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Vvellum]
    #4587642 - 08/27/05 04:24 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The whole point with Ubuntu is that it can't be ripped off.

And wouldn't it be really great if MS just "ripped off" all of Ubuntu's business philosophy too?


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: Lakefingers]
    #4588348 - 08/27/05 08:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

The whole point with Ubuntu is that it can't be ripped off.




Linux is free, but there are restrictions on how you can use it commercially. You can take open-source code and insert it into something else, but that something else must also be open-source. And you have to give credit to the original author. BSD, on the other hand, you can grab and use however you want, a la OSX.

How all this applies to their logos and such, I don't know.


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: MarioNett]
    #4588447 - 08/27/05 08:58 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

read up on the GNU license many open source nowadays go by these standards...


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Re: MS ripping off Ubuntu linux? [Re: MarioNett]
    #4588576 - 08/27/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

How all this applies to their logos and such, I don't know.




http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/TrademarkPolicy/document_view


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