Thursday, August 09, 2012

Duel to the death? Logos at dawn?

Network World reports two movements of the Open Source World are getting ready for a cat fight over their logos. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) have taken offence that the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) have infringed the trade mark of their logo. Aparantly the keyhole cutout at the bottom of the gear emblem is too alike the cutout in the OSI design.
Personally I think the OSI logo looks like a doughnut with a bite out of it so beware of low flying lawsuites coming from the general direction of Cupertino! The gear logo is great it obviously gives a rather large nod to the OSI and so it should. So for pittites sake people get over it people you are both batting for the same side. It seems a little ironic that a movement promoting open source ideals should be bleating about trade marks. What next open source claiming copyright infringement!

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