On Fri, Feb 26, 1999 at 12:40:14PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote: > I'm afraid I've let this linger way to long... People: we need > logo licenses, and soon! > > How about this for a simple start: > > `liberal license' > ================= > I. Can be used by everyone > II. May not be used to advertise non-free products This ought to be able to be *really* freely used -- to advertise Debian compatability for WordPerfect, to advertise printers and laptops that work with Debian, to advertise "hey, I think debian's cool", you name it. How about just "Copyright (c) 1999 Debian; this logo may be used by anyone to refer to the Debian project, but does not indicate endoresement by the project" or something? > `official license' > ================== > I. may only be used if: > a) the product it is used for is made using a documented procudere we > make (for example official CD-creation) > b) if we give approval for its use ie, we'll have a bunch of very specific licenses "Official CD", "Official Mirror". Some sort of "Debian Inside" would be nice too. > II. may be used if an official part of debian (decided using the rules > in I) is part of the complete product, if it is made clear that only > this part is officialy approved I think it'd be better for the developer's to have to actually look at the product first, or develop some general rules first. If the Debian consulting collective takes off, registered consultants could be given permission to use the real logo, and non-registered ones could just use the liberal one, eg. > III. We reserve the right to revoke a license for a product, if (some > conditions here) ...if? Just ".", surely. It's just a logo, it's not like we're saying they can't distribute Debian or anything anymore. And by specifically giving out licenses in the first place, this becomes much less likely. IMO, etc. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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