Bug 337 - Trademarked "Gumby(TM)" images infect the Xcursor cursors
Summary: Trademarked "Gumby(TM)" images infect the Xcursor cursors
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: * Other (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Depends on:
Blocks: 351
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Reported: 2004-03-16 23:45 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2011-10-15 15:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Mike A. Harris 2004-03-16 23:45:18 UTC
There are trademarked images of Gumby(TM) in the Xcursor cursors, which IMHO
should be removed or replaced.  A google search for Gumby with the word
"trademark" reveals a number of lawsuits over the use of this mark, which
is a good sign to remove them.

There may be other trademarked images present as well which should be removed.
Someone should take a careful look.
Comment 1 Bugzilla Maintainer 2004-03-16 23:57:13 UTC
They're not just trademark violations.  Those images are straight out of an
original Gumby® animation, so they're copyright © violations as well.  Never do
things half way is my motto!
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-08-06 23:17:18 UTC
Comment 3 Kevin E. Martin 2004-08-09 09:29:42 UTC
Keith Packard said he will remove these.
Comment 4 Keith Packard 2004-08-12 16:46:07 UTC
I've replaced the fine gumby images with a less retro, but (I think) workable
cursor from clipart.freedesktop.org

I didn't bother to add shadows; others are welcome to hack the images, either
from the .pngs or from the .svg version.

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