[Clipart] RE: Question on Tux trademark (fwd)
bryce at osdl.org
Thu Jul 15 13:12:03 PDT 2004
Here's the info from OSDL's lawyers regarding the trademark status for
Tux as it pertains to our usage.
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:01:09 -0700
From: Diane Peters <dmp at aterwynne.com>
To: bryce at osdl.org, nbpratt at osdl.org
Subject: RE: Question on Tux trademark
Without quite understanding what a vectorized version of Tux is, anyone is free to use and modify the penguin, post it to the web, use it on their products, etc., all without asking permission from Larry Ewing or paying him any licensing fees. The only caveat is that if anyone asks, you should give Larry and GIMP attribution.
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>>> "Nelson Pratt" <nbpratt at osdl.org> 07/14/04 12:20AM >>>
Can you please help Bryce with his question>\?
From: bryce at osdl.org [mailto:bryce at osdl.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 8:10 PM
To: nbpratt at osdl.org
Subject: Question on Tux trademark
The question of the trademark status for Tux came up on a project I'm on.
Specifically, we have a 'vectorized' version of the Tux image (in addition
to some other open source logos) that is provided for the community to make
use of. I believe Carl's been able to make use of it, for instance.
However, we're fairly clueless about trademark rules. Is it legal for us to
redistribute the Tux logo? Do we need to provide some kind of license
statement with it, or is it 'Public Domain'?
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