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Re: New Debian web site - www.debian-rj.com.br

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Home Office wrote:
> First of all, I'd like to introduce myself. My name's Rafael M Puyau and I
> have a computers company called Home Office Telework International located
> here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My company work is  based on Telework (It's

Hello Puyau, I am Henrique de Moraes Holschuh, a Debian developer in Brazil.

> our services, clients and so on. The second one is to create a new Debian
> Community for the users of Rio de Janeiro and contribute to the Global
> Debian Community.

You will (probably) get a lot of flak from the Brazilian Debian community if
you use the debian-rj.com.br URL.  I suggest you do it like this:

debian-rj.connection.com.br, or maybe "www.connection.com.br/debian-rj/".
They imply that:

1. You have no official ties to Debian in any way (which IS what will get
   you a ton of flak)
2. Your company is supporting debian users in RJ/Brazil.

And if someone ever starts a community-driven project in
www.debian-rj.org.br or something like this (pehaps even backed by your
company in a responsible way such as that done by news companies where
editorial independence is preserved), that would avoid problems.

The proper place to ask other brazilians what they think about this issue is
debian-devel-portuguese@lists.debian.org, you can contact the active Debian
developers in Brazil there.  If you want to contact users and see how they
react, try debian-users-portuguese@lists.debian.org.

> Therefore, we have created some images based on Debian logo and I would
> like to know if it can be used on debian-rj web site. I'm very worried

Are they derivatives of the open-use Debian logo?  You cannot use the
official (bottle-and-swirl) logo or any derivatives of it AT ALL.

We might be able to see what can be done about a modified open-use (the one
with just the swirl) logo.  I suggest the following:

1. Revert copyright of the derivative logo to SPI Inc (the umbrella legal
   organization for Debian);
2. State the license of usage is the same as the open logo, and that it
   has an implied meaning of being connected to Rio de Janeiro/Brazil for
   the locals.

I am *not* sure that would be enough. Please ask
debian-legal@lists.debian.org about it first.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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