[plug] [plug-ctte] Ebay is Anti-Linux!

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu Oct 11 23:12:09 WST 2007

Personally, I'd prefer it if they didn't use the Tux logo, but the
general tone makes us look like the "perpetually indignant" we see all
over the world, crying for special treatment.

Next thing we'll be crying about our human right s or something. Send it
on to Linus and let him demand they remove his trademark (I presume Tux
is a trademark of his).


On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 22:44 +0800, Patrick Coleman wrote:
> An attachment was originally included, but I have removed it because it was a good 300kb; if you
> scroll halfway the page at http://pages.ebay.com.au/protectyourself/ to where it says 'Play dunk the
> Scammer' (the red tshirt) you can see the offending image.
> -Patrick
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [plug-ctte] Ebay is Anti-Linux!
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:32:02 +1000
> From: Dean Armstrong <dean at deanonet.com>
> Reply-To: dean at deanonet.com, PLUG Committee <committee at plug.org.au>
> To: <snip>
> To whom it may concern,
> I am writing this email to Linux Groups, Linux Media and general Media
> outlets in protest of eBay's (Australia) use of the Tux logo suggesting
> that Linux users are Scammers and generally dishonest people. I am
> personally writing a letter to them about my views on their actions.
> Link: http://pages.ebay.com.au/protectyourself/
> I am a photographer and a sales team member and know nothing of of
> hacking, scamming or even spamming. I run PCLinuxOS as well as Windows
> and I am probably your 'normal' Linux user.
> I think that this type of portrayal of a community based orgainsation
> out of such a large international company should be tolerated and/or
> even boycotted! We need to get the word out about this and let not only
> the Linux world know about this but the world in general.
> Please investigate this for yourselves, have your voice at eBay and
> publish your concerns.
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. 
William Pitt, 1783

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