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Re: Bug#212895: Official Logo is not DFSG Free (with patch)

Hmm.  Your mailer is honoring MFT, but not sending it: you CC'd
Jaldhar, but didn't maintain him in the MFT.  Might be a good thing to
fix, so other people don't get blamed for CCing someone due to a third
party dropping the header.  :)

On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 05:16:54PM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > People have asked "why isn't the official use logo DFSG-free?" on
> As far as I remember, the conclusion has always been "It should be;
> we're inappropriately using copyrights to enforce a trademark restriction".
> We could instead leave the logo unencumbered by copyright, so that
> people can derive their own logos from it, while enforcing our trademark,
> so that people aren't allowed to use it to create confusion between
> their work and ours.

Thanks for the clarification.

However, I'd wonder how a logo with a trademark-enforced restriction of
"unauthorized projects only" or similar would be DFSG-free?  I'd suppose
it would fall under the "if you change this, change the name" allowances;
"if you change this product, change the logo".  I'm not sure if that's
free, though.

Glenn Maynard

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