Re: Debian Logo Use
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On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:31:00AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 00:24, Tony Hunt wrote:
> > Ive seen this web page a few times and could not help wonder what the
> > relationship was to the Debian project. Is this the Debian Logo being
> > used ? Maybee someone at Debian should look at this ..
> > http://www.elcom.gr/sv2agw/
> Unfortunately the Debian swirl is relatively easy to create and quite a
> few people seem to get basically the same idea (I recently came across
> our logo in noodle soup...).
> Unless the logo is the exact same shape and/or is used for a service that
> could be confused with Debian, there is no real conflict of interest or
> basis for legal action.
> In this case I don't see that we need to take any action. Thanks for
> alerting us to this page though.
I have read a few comments like yours over the last year, like the one
about the Russian cellphone shop. Would it be helpfull to include this
short paragraph to make it clear that this alone is not reason enought
for Debian to take action against someone and thus avoid people asking
about these incidents needlessly.
Unfortunately the Debian swirl is relatively easy to create and
quite a few people seem to get basically the same idea (I recently came
across our logo in noodle soup...).
Unless the logo is the exact same shape and/or is used for a service
that could be confused with Debian, there is no real conflict of
interest or basis for legal action.
I suppose a wishlist bug referencing this email against the
www.debian.org would be sufficient?
The logo web page does not include anything like this.
| .''`. == Debian GNU/Linux == | my web site: |
| : :' : The Universal | 'under construction' |
| `. `' Operating System | go to counter.li.org and |
| `- http://www.debian.org/ | be counted! #238656 |
| my keysever: subkeys.pgp.net | my NPO: cfsg.org |
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