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Re: Debian Official Use Logo is packaged in desktop-base

On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 06:31:47PM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> See the thread "Proposal - Free the Debian Open Use logo" in the
> debian-project archives for 10/2003.  I believe some trademark committee
> was mentioned as looking into the logo licenses.

I can't find much reference to the Official Use logo in that thread, except
for a couple threading references to the "Bug#212895: Official Logo is not
DFSG Free" thread.  I didn't read the whole thread, though, I only googled
a bit.

I think that if the Official Use logo was going to be "freed", it may as
well be discarded.

(I agree that that Open Use logo should be DFSG-free, and I think that's
what the trademark committee was looking at.)

> It serves no purpose now.  The license is badly worded, has bizarre
> exceptions (You can put the official logo on a t-shirt but not in a
> package.)  And it is the height of hypocrisy for the symbol of a free
> software organization to be non-free software itself.

What I believe is *not* hypocritical is Debian not allowing its own non-free
logo to be included in the distribution.  (In fact, it seems like a good
example of Debian not making special exceptions, though some might claim
that allowing the Open Use logo is a counterexample.)

Glenn Maynard

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