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Re: [URGENT] Logo license

On Fri, Feb 26, 1999 at 08:52:51AM -0600, Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
>  WA> `official license'
>  WA> I. may only be used if: a) the product it is used for is made
>  WA> using a documented procudere we make (for example official
>  WA> CD-creation) b) if we give approval for its use
>  WA> II. may be used if an official part of debian (decided using the
>  WA> rules in I) is part of the complete product, if it is made clear
>  WA> that only this part is officialy approved
>  WA> III. We reserve the right to revoke a license for a product, if
>  WA> (some conditions here)
> Sure, whatever.  As long as the liberal version of the logo is at
> least as free as verbatim copying, I don't have a serious problem with
> any of these conditions for the official logo.
> Having said that, my personal preference would be to simply say that
> the `official license' cannot be used to advertise any non-free
> software, and furthermore cannot be distributed with a CD unless that
> CD is made via documented procedures.
> Perhaps a special exception would be made to allow the inclusion of an
> ``official Debian non-free CD'' with such a CD set, but I'd prefer
> that non-free never be branded as ``official''.

In the case where a vendor distributes the Official Debian CD set plus
a disk containing non-free software they should be allowed to use the
term Official Debian CD as long as they mention the set contains additional
material. For example, 'Official Debian CD + Wordperfect 8.0'.

Jay Treacy

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