Back to the logo license (semi-formal proposal)
We have free software guidelines, we have a logo. There may be room for
improvement in both, but we do have them. What we lack is a license for
the logo. This may be a minor issue, but I believe that it's rather
critical right now.
It has been suggested that we trademark the logo. This is a good idea,
however, it requires time, money, and paperwork. Plus, if we want to
change the logo later, we'll need to spend *more* time and money to get
a new trademark for the new logo. Thus, I propose that we instead use
the following license, which can be applied to any of our logos:
DEBIAN LOGO LICENSE
The Debian logo may be used AS IF it were a trademark of the
Debian Project. It may be used freely within any software
that is included in a Debian system. Outside of the Debian
project, it may be used to refer to the Debian project.
Short, sweet, and to the point. Feedback welcomed. Seconds welcomed.
I would really like to see if we can avoid drowning in legalese for
Chris Waters firstname.lastname@example.org | I have a truly elegant proof of the
or email@example.com | above, but it is too long to fit into
http://www.dsp.net/xtifr | this .signature file.