The Wolf Logo

Peter da Silva decides:

I hereby place the wolf logo


and derivatives into the public domain.

I predict:

  1. A large corporation will scarf it up, repackage it and sell it for a tidy sum, threatening to loose the SS on Peter if he uses it again.
  2. The FSF will begin work at once on a version for the GNU Project.
  3. Microsoft, Apple and Lotus will claim it is too close to their trademarked logos, and file a joint suit against hackercorp, the DoD, Electronic Arts, and Iraq.
  4. Thousands of hours will be spent debating, over the net, whether this is (1) constitutional, (2) moral, (3) fattening, (4) the end of the net as we know it[1], and (5) a good reason to not allow logos to be trademarked at all.
  5. Someone will suggest the only legitimate way of making money off of logos is by servicing them—but logo refurbishing companies will not spring up overnight.
  6. Peter will turn down an interview with Oprah, but accept the one with Geraldo, if he gets to keep an extra chair handy.
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[1] Not less than 4, and not more than 12, new groups will be created as a direct result of this.

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