Re: Regarding the logo legality stuff
Arthur Machlas <email@example.com>
> But DFSG doesn't give you the image to do whatever you want with, it
> only gives you the software and programs to 'do whatever you want
An image, in digital form distributed in Debian, must be licensed under
terms that meet the DFSG. There is no distinction between different
types of work for this requirement.
(It's not essential, but I find it simplest to consider that all
information in digital form is “software”, regardless of the purpose or
intended interpretation of the bits.)
> Bah.. at this point I don't even care anymore. How anyone could want
> to be a lawyer is beyond me. I have a headache after one hour of this
Thanks for doing so, it covered a lot of useful ground.
You're right that it's tricky. The goals of ensuring recipients's
freedom and protecting the meaning of a trademark are partially
incompatible, and a resolution is not obvious.
> In any case, I at least understand a bit better why Debian can't use
> Debian logos in its Debian distributions distributed by Debian on CD's
> with a Debian logo. <insert Xzibit image here>
I learned from your explanation of it, so I raise a glass to you sir.
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