Re: GNOME Local user groups

Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> Felipe Barros S. wrote:
>> 	We[1] are an official GNOME Group[2], with almost five GNOME Foundation
>> members, we promote, teach and evangelize in our country and I have some
>> questions to do:
> I'm curious what "almost 5 foundation members" means :)
some are in process of being it

>> 1. We can use all the marketing stuff[3] like a official logos, posters,
>> and other stuffs in our meetings or RFDG[4]?
> Yes. have you signed the click-through GNOME user group trademark usage
> agreement?
>> 2. Now in November we have a meeting called "Día de GNOME"[5] as part of
>> the "VII Encuentro Nacional de Linux" and we want to invite to some
>> GNOME Hacker to talk with us. The GNOME Foundation could help us in some
>> way?
> This is trickier - the GNOME Foundation is everyone on this list.
> Whether the board could help financially, or with contacts, is a
> separate question - please contact board-list with a list of things you
> hope we can help with.
> If what you're looking for is some community members to help organise
> the conference, invite people, or other things like that, then this list
> is probably the best place to ask. What kind of help do you need?

We are making contacts with some GNOME Hackers to invite it to Chile and
participate in our meeting.

>> 3. To resolve in part the expenses of the meetings that we make. We can
>> sell some stuffs like a stickers, mugs, pencils or whatever, using GNOME
>> logos and fonts?
> There are 3 answers to this, none is particularly satisfactory (IANAL,
> this is my personal take, given the research I have had to do into the
> issue, etc.):
> 1. In general, no. The foundation has a couple of agreements with
> vendors selling GNOME merchandise (and more on the way). Selling GNOME
> merchandise for-profit (even as a fundraiser) is explicitly forbidden in
> the user group agreement I referred to earlier.
> 2. As a user group, this could be considered proper use of the
> trademarks by members of the community (and thus agents of the
> foundation). This is the way I see things, but the courts might not
> agree, if we ever had a trademark case. A court case is highly unlikely,
> though.
> 3. You're in Chile, and the GNOME Foundation has no claim to
> jurisdiction there, so in some sense, you can do whatever you want and
> there's nothing we can do about it.

No, my (our) intention isn't violate the user group agreement in any way.

> Cheers,
> Dave.

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