[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 12:05:32 UTC 2013

On 2 June 2013 06:43, Peter Southwood <peter.southwood at telkomsa.net> wrote:

> So we stand up to small bullies, by not to big ones.
> Nice to know where the line is drawn when it comes to principles.

The principle being applied here is, I think, "do the right thing".
The WTO is going out of their way to be decent about a logo that, to
many a casual eye (including mine, and that of those who already
flagged this as a problem in the original logo discussion) does look
really quite a lot like theirs. Saying "whoops, sorry" and trying
again is the right thing to do.

Defending what is in fact your trademark does not make you a bully;
Wikimedia defends its trademarks without being a "big bully" (though
it has been accused of such by some, e.g. the EFF).

- d.

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