Re: Bug#265352: grub: Debian splash images for Grub
On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 01:51:26AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > I think the open use logo itself should be DFSG-free, but it probably
> > should be accompanied by a trademark license. I'll contact SPI to see
> > what needs to be done to change the license, and I've asked Matthew
> > Garrett to discuss the trademark issue with SPI's trademark lawyer and
> > others on spi-trademark.
> > What would a good license for the logo be?
> There are two options: separate copyright and trademark licenses and a "fused"
The "fused" license isn't really an option, since trademark protection
over the logo protects any expression that is confusingly similar to
the logo, whereas copyright protection only protects the single
Also, note that only the word mark "DEBIAN" is a registered trademark,
and the logo is merely an unregistered trademark (this is only for the
US, dunno about other countries). There isn't a huge difference in
this case, since the Debian Open Use Logo contains the word "Debian",
but the interesting license would be for the Debian word mark, not the
This seems to be a reasonable start for an open trademark license:
The W3C trademark license might also be a good start, but isn't very
good in the "freedom" category.