Re: DFSG-free relicensing of the Debian logo(s)
>>>>> Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Also, everyone who has obtained a copy of the logo while it was under
> the previous license will be able to continue to use it under the old
> license, and distribute it to others. Considering the very low
> likelihood of Debian changing its logo, this change would have close
> to no negative effect anyhow: people who really want to have an Expat
> version of our logo will be able to find it on the Internet.
This means that, effectively, the “without Debian” logo will
/still/ be available under the old license just as well.
> OTOH, the positive effect of relicensing both logos will be simpler
> licensing terms for our logos as a whole and, as a consequence, a
> simpler www.d.o/logos/ web page. Hence my inclination to relicense
> both logos. Before proceeding, though, I'd like to know if in your
> (-www/-doc/-desktop) daily use cases you see problems with doing so.
My only concern is that there'll be /both/ Web sites claiming
that the “without Debian” logo is under the Expat license
(consider, e. g., blog posts and the like) and the official page
claiming that it's under LGPL/CC-BY-SA, leading to some
Therefore, my suggestion would be to specify LGPL/CC-BY-SA for
both of the logos on the logo page, but add a footnote saying
that the “without Debian” logo could also be used under the
terms of the (less restrictive) Expat license.
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