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Re: About Logo License

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 10:28:55PM +0000, John Halton wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 10:12:53PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Wait, wait! Debian's own policy is not satisfactory! At least, I
> > don't consider it to be satisfactory (or DFSG-free), and other
> > people seem to agree with me that it should be changed.

> I'm aware that the licensing position regarding the Debian logos is
> subject to ongoing discussion. However, pending a change of official
> position it still seems reasonable for packages within Debian to adopt
> the same policy. If the policy changes, then the rightsholders in
> those packages will have a decision to make at that point.

> To put it another way: whatever one thinks of the Debian logo policy,
> it seems harsh on OP to make him comply with a stricter interpretation
> of the DFSG than the Debian project currently applies to its own logo.

The whole reason the licensing of the Debian logos is being changed is
because the previous licensing made them unsuitable for use within the main
archive.  This is generally acknowledged as a bug, but shipping the official
Debian logo within main is *also* a bug until the licensing is remedied.

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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