Re: GNOME trademark guidelines and user group agreement

Hi Alan,

Can you explain to me the relationship between the GPL, and the logo?

I mean, is the GPL (for image files) essentially equivalent to a CC share-alike licence? What impact does distributing (say) a foot as a PNG have in the actual representation of the shape of the foot, or its representation as (say) an SVG? As far as I know, the GNOME foot has never been released in a vector format under the GPL.

Let's say that it was a mistake, or that distributing the foot under the GPL is incompatible with defending it as a trademark - what remedy do you think we should consider?


Alan Cox wrote:
That's what it says. I believe that we are going to handle logo modifications on a case-by-case basis. Please let us know if you want to use a modified logo, and as long as it's a reasonable usage, there will be no problem.

The logo has repeatedly been supplied as part of official GNOME
distribution products labelled as GPL and when this has been pointed out
the board has neither replied nor taken action to correct or indicate
this was a mistake.


Dave Neary
bolsh gimp org
Lyon, France

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