[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 18:53:02 UTC 2010

How is it logical for the Wikimedia Foundation, by way of volunteers supporting the Wikimedia Foundation, be disallowed from having their own logo on their own website?

In what universe is this logical?

The problem with use of copyrighted/trademarked logos is the concern that the owner of that logo will disallow the use.  We do not have this problem.

The trademark policy also makes it perfectly clear that downstream uses under the guise of nominative fair use are permissible, so that's not a concern either.

So....this is a "solution" in search of a problem.

On Mar 30, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Marco Chiesa wrote:

> So, if we don't allow the use of the
> logos of Coca-Cola or of the WWF (because they're copyrighted), then
> it seems logical not to use the logos of the WMF projects in the
> articles describing them. 

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