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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Logo and Trademark Licensing
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:59:15 -0600
Matthew Summers wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Pursuant to the recent board meeting, I am writing to begin discussion
> regarding the licensing of the Gentoo "g" logo and associated "GENTOO"
> trademark for use by the community, for non-commercial and personal
> purposes as well as discuss strategy in dealing with commercial of
> both. This discussion will include use by derivative distributions
> based in part on Gentoo as well as Gentoo itself.
>
>
> At this time, the board is generally amenable to allowing free use by
> the community for non-commercial, private, personal use while taking
> due consideration on a case by case basis for any commercial use by
> dealing directly with the potential licensee. This is in line with
> current precedent in the free and open source community at large.
>
> Further there needs to be some discussion as to how we can best
> demarcate official Gentoo media and items where necessary to prevent
> confusion and/or the unintentional conveyance of support.
>
> Please let the board know your thoughts and ideas on these matters as
> we seek to reach a decision soon.
>
> Thank you and best regards,
> Matthew


I don't recall what list it was but I brought this up on one of them 
when Gentoo set up a profile on Google+ or whatever it is called.  There 
was 3 or 4 profiles that was using the Gentoo logo.  I'm still not sure 
which is the TRUE Gentoo profile.  While I think it being used is a good 
idea since Gentoo is open and all, it can also be a bad thing because it 
causes confusion.

My question is this, when someone does what I described above on a 
social site, how is Gentoo going to make sure people know which is the 
TRUE Gentoo profile/page and which is done by someone else just using 
Gentoo's logo?

Dale

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