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Re: Debian trademark



On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 01:07:26PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader wrote:
> Debian is a trademark but many people are not aware of this.  In fact,
> there has been some confusion about this recently.  At the moment, the
> footer of our web pages display a Copyright statement.  I wanted to
> ask if you could also add a short statement saying that Debian is a
> trademark.  SPI's trademark lawyer has advised me that giving more
> prominence to the trademark is very important.  Something like:
> "Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest"
> would be great.  We have formed a trademark committee and once they
> will publish a trademark policy, we can link to it.  For now, it would
> be great if you could add this little statement to make the fact more
> prominent that Debian is in fact a trademark.

Produced a little patch. If no one has objections, I will apply
it.

Gruß,
-- 
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Index: footer.wml
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/template/debian/footer.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.102
diff -u -r1.102 footer.wml
--- footer.wml	1 Nov 2002 13:16:30 -0000	1.102
+++ footer.wml	17 Jul 2003 11:44:12 -0000
@@ -37,6 +37,9 @@
 <define-tag seelicense whitespace=delete>
   <gettext>See <a href="m4_HOME/license" rel="copyright">license terms</a></gettext>
 </define-tag>
+<define-tag trademark whitespace=delete>
+  <gettext>Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.</gettext>
+</define-tag>
 
 # Do NOT translate anything below this line. If you feel something needs
 # to be modified, first write to debian-www list.
@@ -81,7 +84,8 @@
 <lastmodified/>: <:= webwml_ctime () :>
 <when <string-eq "$(NOCOPYRIGHT)" "" />>
   <br />
-  <copyright/> &copy; <copyrightyears/> <a href="http://www.spi-inc.org/";>SPI</a>; <seelicense/>
+  <copyright/> &copy; <copyrightyears/> <a href="http://www.spi-inc.org/";>SPI</a>; <seelicense/><br />
+  <trademark />
 </when>
 </small>
 

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