[Foundation-l] Use of logos within Wikimedia sites

geni geniice at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 13:06:24 UTC 2007

On 2/9/07, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since we also have the benefit of an official Foundation logo, perhaps
> the project logos can themselves be open-use.  What are the problems we
> are trying to avoid, and what things that we want are being held back
> due to licensing issues?

the foundation wishes to be able to raise money by lisenceing the use
of the logo to third parties

> For the latter point, there is a joy of creativity and
> project-identification when a WikiProject develops its own visual
> identity, whether that is in the form of style guidelines, unified
> template or infobox format, or icons and logos.  And there is a wider
> remix culture around a project that is encouraged by incorporating
> community icons into images and other media in innovative ways.
Community icons yes. The logo no unless you ask permission.


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