List Archive: gentoo-nfp
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Matthew Summers wrote:
> 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,
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
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
I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!
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