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Re: Hinner EDV: Correct Logo Usage?

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 10:33:00AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> > Please escalate this to the DPL and/or SPI.  He certainly doesn't have a
> >> > legal right to use that logo,

> >> Huh?  It's about to be relicensed under the MIT license.

> > And enforced as a trademark, which he's currently misusing?

> Sorry, I fail to see how you can do this without losing your
> credibility.  The MIT license specifically gives one permission "to
> deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
> the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish" etc.

What rock have you been hiding under for the past two years while there has
been an ongoing, project-wide discussion about how to handle our logos in a
manner that allows us to protect trademarks while respecting the DFSG?

> MIT license.  Imagine what happened if our upstreams adopted this
> approach.

Lots of our upstreams hold trademarks.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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