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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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