Spreading the Ubuntu Brand Too Far?
Jun 24, 2009, 12:47 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."