[Foundation-l] Wikimedia logos on Commons
delirium at hackish.org
Sat Aug 25 14:47:42 UTC 2007
> I think Erik really got to the heart of the issue. If this _were_ an issue,
> it boils down to the fact that you need to have legal protection of certain
> digital media that is somewhat stricter than your philosophy usually
> permits, and finding a way to tackle that problem in all open source
> projects is the place to do this, perhaps with a new type of license.
Well, the way the Debian project solved this is by [gasp!] just freely
licensing their logo, as far as copyright goes, but retaining a
trademark that they can use to prohibit misleading uses.
(They do also have a "this logo is for official Debian use only" logo,
but it's not the common one that is usually associated with the project.)
IMO this is a much better way of handling it without inviting obvious
discussions about consistency.
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