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

On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 09:46:22PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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?

	I believe that Nathanael is refering to the Open Use Logo, which
does ship with the distribution.


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