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Spreading the Ubuntu Brand Too Far?

Jun 24, 2009, 12:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

"In his announcement of the package that makes branding possible, named branding-ubuntu, developer Scott Ritchie mentions only a handful of Gnome games as possible candidates for the change. The backs of cards in FreeCell Solitaire, for example, could display a Koala for the release of Ubuntu 9.10. This cute touch-up would be innocent enough."

"The wiki page for the branding package, however, proposes advertising Ubuntu in the splash screens and about screens of major third-party applications like OpenOffice and GIMP. A move like this would be a very unwise decision."

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