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On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 21:47:11 +0100
Sven Vermeulen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The current name/logo guidelines don't seem to allow much use of the Gentoo
> "g" logo. The main idea here is to only allow use of the Gentoo "g" logo for
> Gentoo stuff.
Thank you Sven for the quick answer,
but this is not the first time I hear this problem. All We want to do - as Gentoo Channel Italia - is cooperating with the Gentoo Foundation.
What me and deadhead forgot to say in the previous mails is that the money gained from the t-shirts sold has been used to cover the printing costs, while the remaining has always been donated to the Foundation. I don't think this is much different from the use that makes Gentoo Store.
I do think that if Gentoo Foundation doesen't allow such a use of the gentoo logo, harms itself in a way, just because the only thing a "gentooer" wants to buy is Gentoo-related things, and in my opinion something with a °G° on it is "gentoo stuff" as you said. Indirectly this seems to mean that we are not "Gentoo related". This is nothing but merchandising.
So what do we need? A Certificate that states we are allowed to sell Gentoo stuff? I'm really disappointed by this situation and I want to underline what you wrote:
> The Foundation does need to fine-tune the entire idea about the logo though,
> either broadening the use of the logo, or having a community-logo, or ...
it seems like the Foundation doesen't want to cooperate world-wide with all who wants to help it. This makes things really hard.
I must repeat that no money involved in our merchandising stuff has been used for other things than printing and donating to the Foundation.
We want to get involved. As I said in my previous mail, I'd be really proud of letting my posters be selled on gentoo store, but it seems like a someone else's problem.
I hope this will not end it here and that the Foundation will be interested in solving it.
Matteo 'Peach' Pescarin
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