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Re: [Fwd: Re: using debian project name to solicit donations]

On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 02:22:17PM +0100, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2008, Tobias Rundström wrote:

> > Sorry about the confusion, we are just a happy bunch of debian  
> > advocates that happens to have a shell machine. I put the paypal  
> > donation link up for the users on the machine to use for new spare  
> > parts. If you find it offensive I will remove the debian logo from the  
> > site. Note that no donations where made by anyone that I don't know  
> > personally so no "fraud" has taken place here.

>    Hi Tobias, and thanks for replying. As I told Thomas (who apparently
> removed the donation link), you are free to use the Debian logo almost
> anywhere (see our webpage for more information; and in the near future,
> the logo usage policy will be even more free)

http://www.debian.org/logos/ says:

  This logo or a modified version may be used by anyone to refer to the
  Debian project, but does not indicate endorsement by the project.

I don't think that setting up a "debian.as" domain, putting the Debian logo
on it, and throwing a "donations" link underneath is "refer[ring] to the
Debian project".  For all intents and purposes, they give the appearance to
the outside world that they are affiliated with Debian.

I'm glad that they appear not to have any ill intent, but I don't think it's
appropriate for folks not formally associated with the Debian project to use
the name and logo in this fashion.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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