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Bug#607839: Question about copyright/license of the GNOME foot Logo

On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 15:01 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 28 juin 2011 à 13:45 +0100, Bastien Nocera a écrit : 
> > > It is my impression by reading the guidelines that the foot logo without
> > > the GNOME text (as shipped by gnome-about) isn’t subject to the same
> > > terms as the one with the text (as shipped by gnome-icon-theme). This
> > > would be similar to what we have for the Debian swirl.
> > > 
> > > So to be more precise, we’d like to know what are the rules (both
> > > trademark and copyright) for the GNOME foot logo without the GNOME text
> > > under it.
> > 
> > Again, we'd like to see the logo you're referring to.
> I think Francesco is talking about things like the logo on
> http://pkg-gnome.alioth.debian.org/
> (I don’t find it in desktop-base though, maybe we ship it in
> gnome-icon-theme instead.)

This sort of thing is absolutely forbidden, as per the licensing rules I
referenced earlier. From
Do not combine or use a GNOME Trademark with your company's product or
service name or any other term unless you have written permission to do
so. Use of GNOME Trademarks in that sort of way would NOT be a fair use.

I really don't see us making an exception for such a dilution of our
trademark and logo. You can put the 2 logos side-by-side, but it puts
the Debian logo (if it is trademarked) under as much threat as it would
the GNOME one.


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