Re: Debian GNU/Linux Logo chosen
From: Jim Pick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Good choice. You forgot to give some credit to the artist (Simon?)
That's why. All I have is "Simon?".
> Do you think SPI should trademark it?
Yes, definitely, right away. It turns out that it is absurdly easy to
file for a trademark, I did the "debian" one in about half an hour.
See www.uspto.gov . When that $200 check I wrote the government comes
through, I'll bill it back to the project. I suggest that someone in
the U.S. do the trademark application for the Debian logo as SPI
is a U.S. corporation. Please coordinate with Ian Jackson.
> Conversely, the Linux penguin by Larry Ewing was included in the kernel
> source - so I imagine that means it is covered by the GPL. Actually,
> Larry grants permission to use/modify it on his web page.
Larry holds a common law trademark (go read www.uspto.gov if you don't
believe in those). He can register it if he wishes, but he has rights
whether or not he registers it.
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