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From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo "G" and third-party logos
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 22:02:42 +0100
On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 11:39:51AM +0200, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> Some (quite a few I can believe) communities want to sell Gentoo T-Shirts
> for commercial purposes. The current guidelines we've drafted don't allow
> the use of the "g" logo for commercial purposes unless it's not the primary
> logo on the same side (i.e. there must be a larger logo on the t-shirt).
> I've received the question regarding the use of a (smaller) g-logo _inside_
> a larger logo. Communities (say "The Foo Gentoo Community") don't mind
> creating their own logo but they always (or most of the time) want to use
> the "G" logo inside.
> What's our point in these cases? Do we allow the unmodified use of the G
> logo within other logos for commercial purposes? Do we require certain
> rules regarding "the other" logo (so that it's not just a circle around the
> "g" logo) or do we rather not allow it at all?

Some trustees won't remember this e-mail since it was posted quite some time
ago. The topic however is valid again:

What about communities and user groups who want to identify themselves with
Gentoo? Can they use the Gentoo "g" logo in their own logo (with

The result back then was that it was allowed, yet this isn't reflected in the
current name/logo guidelines. I'd like to put this in the guidelines as
well, in the "Gentoo Community Projects" section, as an additional

The Gentoo Foundation, Inc. grant Gentoo community sites, projects and
groups the right to use a clearly modified version of the Gentoo "g" logo as the
logo that uniquely identifies themselves from the other communities. 

Without this, we can't allow this use and must react against any occurrence
(like,,,, ...). Mind you that
some of these sites use an unmodified version which we shouldn't allow at
all. Allowing modified logos should make a simple solution to all.

      Sven Vermeulen

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