It’s been four months since I posted on the striking symilarity between the Debian logo and that currently being used by the Catalyst Career Group. At the recommendation of MJ Ray on the debian-legal mailing list I’m following up (a bit late) with a reasonably thorough comparison of the two logos. So here they are side by side:
Hmmm well they’re not identical … so is this a case of mistaken identity? Well no. The Debian logo is still there, but it has been transformed a bit. Actually if we just reflect the standard Debian logo across the X axis we come pretty close:
Close is good but this is legal stuff so being exact is probably important or something. I’m a complete n00b with the GIMP but even I can take 20 minutes and figure out how to rotate an image another 45 degrees:
So I’m no expert here but that’s pretty damn close. Change the color a little and I’ve transformed the Debian logo into that of the Catalyst Career Group in 3 or so moves. I’m convinced. Looks to me like the Debian logo is being misused. Let’s see what the debian-legal list says … to be continued.