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Submission + - Canonical Lets 'Satanists' Sell Ubuntu-esque Gear 3

An anonymous reader writes: Neowin.net is reporting that the Ubuntu Satanic Edition and Canonical have had a bit of a wrangle over the creative use of the Ubuntu logo in products the Ubuntu Satanic Edition developers were selling at CafePress. Canonical had initially sent them a cease-and-desist letter, but, after Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, realised what was happening, that policy was reversed. The story is interesting because it shows that even a company promoting a product as "tolerant" and "diversity focused" as Ubuntu can run into problems when confronted with things that challenge that tolerance and diversity. Here, Canonical has chosen to view the Ubuntu Satanic Edition as a parody of the Christian and Muslim editions of Ubuntu in order to grant the USE developers the right to use the trademarked logo.

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