[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos

Keegan Peterzell keegan.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 20:57:43 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Dan
> 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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Hear, hear. *raps walking stick on the floor*


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