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Re: Debian logo & its license

Avery Pennarun wrote:
>What if someone gets hold of the Linux kernel and uses it to guide nuclear
>missiles?  (Well, at least they have to share their changes with us :))

Only if they distribute the control systems :>

>Seriously, slander is slander, and it's rude, and people will know it when
>they see it.  Furthermore, if people want to parody Debian (including the
>logo) they'll do so regardless of the logo license, and Debian doesn't have
>enough money to sue them about it.  Besides, did anyone bother to register a

Aren't parodies specifically allowed under international copyright law?

>A license that says "this logo should only be used when referring
>specifically to Debian" is plenty and probably still unenforceable.

Yeah, I don't think it should be more than one sentence. Perhaps:

"You are licensed to use and distribute modified versions of this logo to
refer to or advertise debian."

Note that this fails DFSG point #6. I believe this was the original intent.
Robert Woodcock - rcw@debian.org
"It's like a love-hate relationship, but without the love." -- jwz, on linux

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