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Re: usage of "debian" name and logo for the theme submissions

Yes, it is a good explanation. Thank you very much, Stefano.


On Thu, 2012-02-23 at 13:19 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:15:13PM +0100, Franz Gratzer wrote:
> > If I get it right because of licensing issues with derivations we
> > shouldn't use the logo with the usual "debian" on it. So we practically
> > left with two options:
> > 
> > 1) do not use the well known original type-design for writing "debian"
> > or
> > 2) do not use the name "debian" on our proposal-layouts at all.
> > 
> > Am I right with this assumption?
> /me wears the DPL hat to answer this.
> Let's make the distinction between the status quo and what we hope to
> have really soon now.
> Status-quo
> ----------
> There is no problem in using the "DEBIAN" *name* in the forthcoming
> Wheezy artworks. Using it there will be a perfectly legitimate use of
> the name, both according to the current trademark policy and to the
> tentative one we're working on (see below).
> There is however a problem in using the well known type-design for
> writing "debian" (i.e. the lower part of the "with debian" logo that can
> be seen at [1]). It is a copyright problem, because the license of that
> logo (available at [1] as well) is not DFSG-free. This is a problem and
> the reason why the Debian Squeeze theme used a different type-design for
> the "debian" word.
> [1] http://www.debian.org/logos/
> Really soon now
> ---------------
> We're discussing various trademark-related issues for the Debian
> archive. As part of it, I'm confident we'll be able to relicense the
> "with debian" logo under a DFSG-free license.
> That would allow people to use the "with debian" logo type-design for
> Wheezy themes. I'm optimist by nature and I'm confident we can have that
> done before the Wheezy release. It is not there yet, though. My
> suggestion is to rely on the fat that it will happen, but it is still,
> at present, a risky choice.
> Hope this explains,
> Cheers.

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