In the Legal and Community Advocacy team, we would like to open a community
discussion about our trademark policy and practices. In our view, they can
be clarified, and we want to hear your thoughts on updating them in a way
that reflects the values of the community. Our trademark policy and
practices should facilitate the broadest possible uses of the Wikimedia
trademarks to further our
At the same time, they also need to preserve the trademarks that
represent the hard work of the community.
An introductory statement posted
is meant to launch this discussion and to invite you to share your
ideas on the talk
as to how you would like us to approach this question. If we may ask,
please repost the statement widely on our projects and translate it into
, so that
as many as possible can participate in the discussion.
Based on your comments, we intend to draft a new trademark policy and share
it with you for your input, as we did with the Terms of
gt;. We expect
this process to take several months as we hear different
points of view and work together to prepare a potential new policy. Our
hope is that this could be the most collaborative, creative, and
international drafting of a trademark policy to date.
As always, we are grateful for your help and wisdom.
Geoff & Yana
Geoff Brigham <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Geoffbrigham>
Yana Welinder <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:YWelinder_(WMF)>
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