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From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
Subject: Re: Use of Gentoo IP?
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 10:08:54 +0200
On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 03:51:57PM -0400, Grant Goodyear wrote:
> Ramereth in #gentoo-infra was asking about the ownership and usage
> policy of Gentoo logos.  I know that the new NFP will own the logos, and
> drobbins will have rights to their usage, but that's pretty much where
> my knowledge stops.

When someone asks me if they can use the Gentoo logo's I state that the
Gentoo logo is copyright protected and the Gentoo name trademarked, that
we're currently not allowing any commercial use of this logo generally and
that we're working on an agreement form so that this is well documented in
the future. I also mention that commercial use will probably be permitted in
the future given some conditions.

It's an intermediate answer, shifting the problem in time until we have made
a decision.

Wkr,
      Sven Vermeulen

-- 
 Bent Hindrup Andersen, Danish MEP, about the Software Patent Directive:
    The approach of the Commission and Council in this directive is shocking. 
    They are making full use of all the possibilities of evading democracy that 
    the current Community Law provides.     <http://lwn.net/Articles/84009/>
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