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Re: [URGENT] Logo license

Chris Waters <xtifr@dsp.net> writes:

> Christian Leutloff wrote:
> > Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> writes:
> > > `liberal license'
> > > =================
> > > I. Can be used by everyone
> > > II. May not be used to advertise non-free products
> > Why shouldn't a commercial company says "Yes it runs with Debian" or
> > "It's a Debian based product" and use the Debian logo for this
> > purpose!?
> You mean proprietary?  

yes, sure. Debian is planned to be the master distrubtion for all
other distributions. Therefor the logo must be allowed in the same
places where our distribution can be used.

> My original suggestion was that we allow it to be used in Debian or to
> refer to Debian, period.  I still think that works better than any of
> the other suggestions I've seen.  That's essentially the definition of a
> trademark, and, if we're not going to make the logo an official
> trademark, then I think we should license it *as if* it were a
> trademark.

This view seems to be the best I've seen so far (my suggestions


Dipl.-Ing. Christian Leutloff, Aachen, Germany  leutloff@sundancer.oche.de
      http://www.oche.de/~leutloff/             leutloff@debian.org

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