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Free Software Foundation, the irony phone is ringing

But oddly, the logo they chose for the new Respect Your Freedom certification program seems to bear a striking resemblance to a logo used by one of the largest monopolist corporations in the U.S.: the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Take a look for yourself, and see what I mean. I realize that I may be showing my age here, given that the break up of Ma Bell happened in 1984 and the use of this particular logo pre-dated that by quite a bit. But the similarities are striking.

Which makes me wonder: was this a deliberate attempt at irony?