[Foundation-l] Why there will be no "Wikipedia" at Debian

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 11:13:05 UTC 2006

They could use whatever that is not part of our logos. They would still 
not be able to use the names of the projects.

James Hare wrote:
> They can always use the serif W like the favicon, no?
> On 10/20/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hoi,
>> Debian has problems with trademarked material ie the logos et al to be
>> under a license that prevents them from being changed. As the Wikimedia
>> Foundation has a license for its logos that is incompatible with the
>> Debian way, it is not possible for it to host Wikimedia Foundation logos
>> in the first place. We also do not allow anyone to use the names of the
>> Wikimedia projects for their mirror without permission.. something I
>> would think is also not in line with what Debian thinks is reasonable.
>> Thanks,
>>     GerardM
>> Milos Rancic wrote:
>>> Hm. But, Debian should not have a problem to use it in distribution...
>>> On 10/20/06, Jakob Voss <jakob.voss at nichtich.de> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Debian and Mozilla had a struggle about using Mozillas Trademarks in
>>>> Debian if the software and logos are changed but the name is not.[1]
>>>> This should also apply to Wikipedia if people want to distribute
>>>> Wikipedia content or modified parts then they cannot just call it
>>>> "Wikipedia" - I just wanted to clarify and give an example because many
>>>> people think that the our name and logos are as free as the content.
>>>> Greetings,
>>>> Jakob
>>>> [1] For instance http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS3364701970.html

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