[Clipart] Firefox trademarks
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Jul 13 20:11:35 PDT 2004
I'll try to see if I can get some clues from OSDL marketing/legal.
They're trying to figure out the tux logo trademark presently so they
may have some advice.
However, I still think we would be safest to not include anything that
we don't have clear legal rights to include.
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, Jon Phillips wrote:
> Yes, we should not include these in our distros. We probably shouldn't
> even allow them on the site, unless GIMP or other parties places their
> logos into the public domain.
> On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 17:27, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> > Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.com> writes:
> > > Yeah, logos and other trademarked items tend to have a lot of
> > > conditions attached to them, and I wonder if it wouldn't be safer to
> > > simply exclude all trademarked images. I'd assume they're not
> > > placed in the public domain anyway.
> > I agree that it would be safest to exclude images with significant
> > trademark issues from the collection.
> > I have no idea whether Wilbur is a trademark. He's a logo and a
> > mascot, but I never investigated his legal status. I've never been
> > very clear on the FSF's stand on trademarks, though I think I have a
> > fair idea what their stance on patents is. I poked around on gimp.org
> > and didn't find anything about this. Unless someone knows, maybe we
> > should ask.
> > Any image related in any way to Mozilla.org is almost surely
> > trademarked, for historical reasons having to do with Netscape.
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