[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jan 22 05:45:41 UTC 2007

Ben Tilly wrote:
>> Not quite.  AAL doesn't allow an arbitrary logo, but only three
>> well-defined text phrases.
> You're referring to your argument of a logo that cannot be used by
> certain groups because it is offensive for them?

That was never my argument.  However, it s easier to commercially
redistribute a program that only requires displaying three phrases of
text, then a commercial logo.

> Secondly I note that none of the multitude of examples in front of us has made an
> offensive logo of that form.  I'm therefore inclined to disregard that
> hypothetical.

I'm not worried about an offensive logo either.

> (Why do people care about this so much?  We all agree that under OSD
> #10 this is a slam dunk.  Why worry about a far weaker OSD #6
> argument?)

I don't know, but people keep bringing it up.

Matthew Flaschen

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