[Foundation-l] Banning Fair Use (was Re: Foundation Licensing Policy)

Robert Horning robert_horning at netzero.net
Wed Mar 28 23:14:10 UTC 2007

Angela wrote:
> On 3/28/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is however the free Debian logo
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian-logo.svg
> Wikimedia also has a free logo.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg is
> public domain.
> Angela

Keep in mind that this particular logo is not the WMF logo, and it was 
explicitly designed for use when the community needed to use a logo that 
was to be used in places where the main WMF logo could not be used 
because it would even violate fair use principles.  There are very 
legitimate fair use situations where the WMF can be used without 
explicit permission of the WMF.  Just as logos of other organizations 
can also be used under the terms of fair use.  And I'm not talking 
within just Wikimedia projects either.

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