Bug#587482: The Debian open logo with "Debian" is not compliant to the Debian policy
frx at firenze.linux.it
Mon Jul 19 21:03:10 UTC 2010
On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:41:59 +0200 Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> * Francesco Poli <frx at firenze.linux.it> [100630 00:12]:
> > (b) any copy (or derivative work) of the Open Use Logo with the
> > "Debian" text included in main is removed (or replaced by the Open Use
> > Log without the "Debian" text)
> Please note, that there is a difference between 'derivative work of the
> Open Use Logo with the "Debian" text' and 'derivative work of the Open
> Use Logo without the "Debian" text', where someone added the Word Debian
> to it.
Fair enough, I think.
As long as the added word "Debian" is not taken (or derived) from a
Debian Logo, someone probably has permission to write the word "Debian"
in a free image (as long as trademark laws are complied with, I mean).
> > I would personally prefer option (a), if at all possible.
> Then you shouldn't discuss that in some bug reports, but on the proper
> mailing list.
This has been raised many times on debian-legal and on debian-devel,
and also brought to various DPLs since at least 2003...
While commenting this specific bug report about gdm-themes, I thought I
should point out that IMHO the best way to make all the bugs of this
kind instantly disappear is re-licensing the Open Use Logo with the
"Debian" text: involved package maintainers should be aware that
there's also this possible way out; if many of them decide that they
would like to make it happen, maybe they could set up a GR or talk to
the proper decision-makers...
I hope this clarifies.
Need some pdebuild hook scripts?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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