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Re: Debian Open Use Logo License - is it compatible with...

Joe Smith <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com>
> AIUI, the logos are considered trademarks. The "licence" strongly implies 
> that Debian does not claim copyright on
> the open use logo, but merely trademark rights. [...]

I disagree.  Copyright (c) 1999 Software in the Public Interest is
an unambiguous claim.  The copyright permission is broad, though.

> However, the trademark issue comes up. The use in your logo would likely 
> imply endorsment, which
> would require a trademark licence (which is a strange way of saying special 
> permission is needed).

It depends if it is used for anything which requires a trademark licence.

> I'm not sure who you need to contact for that permission.

I guess leader@debian.org cc board@spi-inc.org for information.

> [[ What ever happened to resolving this issue?

I can't remember and I was still in the pub when SPI's AGM happened
(sometimes fixed meeting times suck).

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