Re: [Evolution-hackers] branding

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 16:17, William Jon McCann wrote:
> The bigger issue, in my opinion, is the use of Ximian, Novell, or other 
> corporate branding.  I don't think GNOME is the right place for such 
> marketing.  I don't think we want to see RedHat, Sun, IBM, Netscape, 
> etc. logos either.

Well, think about the flip side. Would you want Red Hat, Sun, and IBM to
ship the GNOME desktop with all of the GNOME branding removed?

Even ignoring the issue of proper attribution of work, if you remove all
the branding from everything, you'd end up with a really dull system. No
one's going to get excited about running "Web Browser for Desktop" on
"Operating System" (on their generic beige PC).

(The ad for Connector in the Evolution help files is a completely
different thing though.)

> I'm not even sure it is legal to distribute and use Ximian / Novell 
> logos and trademarks.

Somewhere there's a license file that explains that you can distribute
the logos unmodified, or replace them with other images, but not
distribute modified versions of them. I think.

-- Dan

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