[Foundation-l] Use of logos within Wikimedia sites

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 04:18:35 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, geni wrote:

> On 2/7/07, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is cute.
>>      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NotSuckBanner.jpg
>> It strikes me that images such as this one, which use project logos (not
>> the Foundation logo) should
>>   a) be available under a specific license describing how they can be
>> reused without permission
>>   b) be fairly unrestricted for community use, allowing derivations
> Sounds extreamly messy. Define community.

Certainly any project taking place on Wikipedia wikis counts.

>> There has been work in other communities regarding distinguishing between
>> "official" and open-use community logos.  For instance, you can see
>> Debian's dual logos here:
>>     http://www.debian.org/logos/  [1]
>> --SJ
> From what I understand the result of that is that most people use the
> free one for pretty much everything.

That sounds a bit like the history of Wikipedia itself.


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