[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: "WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns"
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Sat Mar 9 17:23:39 UTC 2013
+1 to what Liam wrote and the disagreement.
What about the uses of the W graphic mark? it is also forbidden?
The restrictions refer to individuals uses or also partnerships projects by
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 3:46 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get
> clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't
> personally agree with the outcome.
> However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost:
> "will continue to allow
> non-stylized use of the “Wikipedia” word mark"
> My instinctive reaction to reading this was to write something sarcastic,
> but I respect Geoff to much for that. So, I'll say it directly: Please do
> not say, either overtly or by implication, that the WMF gives its
> permission for the community to use the word "Wikipedia". Nobody needs to
> ask permission to write the name of an organisation or website so please
> don't say that you've been so kind as to give us permission to do so. The
> WMF does not "allow" us to use the word Wikipedia (or refuse it) anymore
> than Coca Cola "allows" or "refuses" me the right to use the word "coke" -
> especially when making truthful statements like "scanning this QRcode will
> take you to Wikipedia".
> On Saturday, 9 March 2013, Rubina Kwon wrote:
> > This morning, the WMF legal team posted a blog concerning trademark
> > licensing practices going forward in the context of QR code projects and
> > Wikitowns. Please go
> > here<
> > >in
> > order to view the post.
> > --
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