Re: Group logo
On Tue, 2008-01-07 at 16:42 +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > versa). They are happy for you to use the logo and only object to
> > alterations. So juxtaposition is likely alright.
> Where does it say they are happy for us to use it like that? Uses of
> debian include commercial uses (DFSG 6 OTTOMH) and they don't seem to
DFSG 6 refers to copyright, not trademarks (as far as I can tell):
> give any permission for that.
We will license the camel image widely for open source products
and non-commercial sites related to Perl, requiring only an
acknowledgement of its trademark status and a link to
Debian is "open source". So it satisfies the conditions here, given
that in normal English, the interpretation of "and" in 'open source
_products_ and non-commercial _sites_' is disjunctive. So you can use
the logo, with permission, and you can put the logo and the Debian swirl
on a page together. How closely you can meld them would require
However, you would not be able to give end-users permission to use the
_logo_ commercially. Presumably, Debian does not allow their logo to be
used for commercial purposes (unless there is no trademark on it). You
can't use 'linux' as a trademark for commercial purposes but you can use
the linux kernel anyway you like.