[Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 21:29:12 UTC 2012

The trademark doesn't protect only the owner, it can protect also the user.

Imagine that a fashion house would release his trademark under free license.

Imagine that you buy a Gucci or Armani shirt and you are sure that it's 
a Gucci or Armani shirt. And you pay as you may pay the original one or 
probably more.

It's look like a high quality product and the trademark looks like the 
original trademark because it has been released under free license.

You are sure that you have in your hand a high quality product, but you 
have a copy and nothing else, and this copy costs much more than the 

Next time you will not buy a product with this trademark because the 
trademark cannot assure that you have an original product.

On 03.07.2012 23:09, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton wrote:
> hummm... No!
> I've read all this, I can give workshops about it, my question is more about
> values​​, why not believe in what we preach and release our logos?

Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia CH
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
Tel: +41764821371

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