Re: Proposal - Free the Debian Open Use logo
On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 06:02:18PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> > > In any case, the logo violates DFSG 8, so that trumps the
> > > affordance given by DFSG 4. If I extracted it from Debian and used it
> > > to refer to something else, I would be disallowed from modifying it.
> > Again, that's not how I interpret it. The logo license says the logo
> > has to refer to Debian, not that it can't be distributed separately from
> > Debian. I don't see the violation here. DFSG 8 says that everyone else
> > has to play by the same rules that Debian does, and that seems ok here.
> Well, that's a simplification. But Debian can modify the logo
> to refer to something else, say goldfish, while other people cannot. So
> the playing field isn't open, so it isn't DFSG-free.
It seems to me that the failing clause is 6, discrimination against fields
of endeavour, regardless of 8.
2. That which causes joy or happiness.