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Re: Does the Official Debian Logo fail the DFSG test?

On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 08:53:47PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >True, but the swirl logo fails the DFSG as well, as you can only use it
> >to refer to the project, and it doesn't allow explicitly other uses.

> Quite correct.  It should be relicensed, under a permissive copyright 
> licence, with a note saying:
> * This copyright license does not grant a trademark license.  If it is 
> applied to a trademark, you should be sure that you are not violating 
> trademark rights.

> It should be trademarked by SPI as a trademark representing the Debian 
> Project.

> I believe this would solve all problems.

Yet this is a solution looking for a problem.  I can't think of any good
reason why Debian would *want* to distribute the official logo as part
of the distro itself, if we also want it to be redistributed by third
parties who we don't want to use said logo.  So why does it matter
whether the logo is available under a free license?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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