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Re: Debian logos and trademarks

This one time, at band camp, Bastian Venthur said:
> Anthony Towns schrieb:
> > 
> > Having a restrictive trademark license prevents people from using
> > confusingly similar logos, while a DFSG-free copyright license allows
> > people to make derivatives as long as they're not confusingly similar.
> And for the DFSG: Doesn't "someone can only use it if we authorize it"
> contradict to "No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor" and
> "License Must Not Be Specific to Debian"?

Not really.  Licensing it under the MIT license means anyone can use the
image, fiddle bits, redistribute it, or do whatever with it.  Having a
trademark policy means that they can't use the image to claim to be
Debian when they aren't.  This is the part that everyone confuses when
discussing trademarks using the paradigm we're familiar with from
copyright discussions.
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