[Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 3 21:47:48 UTC 2012

I don't know how it is handled after US law, but if i consider German 
law then logos and trademarks are often even in the public domain, but 
protected as a trademark itself. But i also think that our logo is 
something to protect while being free at the same time. If we go 
strictly after the policies the logos aren't free and should be deleted 
(especially with Commons in mind, because it is violation of the 
policies ;-) ). This is somehow contradictory to the mission itself. So 
i can understand the point that Rodrigo put up as well.

Am 03.07.2012 23:37, schrieb Ilario Valdelli:
> A mark is not a simple image.
> A mark it's a symbol.
> On 03.07.2012 23:32, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton wrote:
>> So in your view, free images can be harmful? So why would I release a
>> picture?
>> And you're telling me is more important to believe in the logo, 
>> instead of
>> checking the validity of what you are consuming? But we do not talk 
>> to our
>> volunteers always check the sources and not to believe blindly in a 
>> single
>> source?

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