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SubjectRe: "Tux" is the wrong logo for Linux
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KMF AV <kmfav@yahoo.com> writes:
>
> ... obviously the Linux logo should be the
> international symbol for the fucking retard.

Actually, this was considered. However, in those dark days, the ISO
had not yet standardized the international symbol for the fucking
retard. A symbol for "dimwit crossing" was in wide-spread use, and it
had been incorporated into an ANSI draft standard, but there were
certain legal issues---Microsoft claimed it infringed on their "flying
windows" trademark.

Instead, the penguin, the stupidest and nastiest of all flightless
birds (ostrich? BZZZT-thanks-for-playing!) was felt to best symbolize
the glorious mosaic that is the Linux development community.

But, thanks for your input!

Kevin <buhr@stat.wisc.edu>
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