[CentOS-devel] Re: www.centos.org - Contact the CentOS Development
ktdreyer at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 05:12:20 UTC 2007
Firstly, allow me to congratulate you all on the release of 5.0!
About a year ago I requested the CentOS team consent to adding the
CentOS logo to Wikipedia's CentOS article.
Images can be posted and still retain the trademark. For some examples
of the different types of logos and their license templages, you can
see the following pages:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Glogo-small.png - Gentoo logo,
copyrighted, used under fair use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ubuntu_Logo.svg - Ubuntu logo,
copyrighted, used under fair use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian-logo.svg - Debian logo,
copyrighted, used under the "Debian Open Use Logo License"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wilber-huge-alpha.png - GIMP logo,
used under the GPL license
Essentially, Wikipedia can have logos that are under a variety of
licenses. If you give your approval, I'll post a copy of the logo
under the license of your choice.
- Ken Dreyer
On 4/30/06, Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org> wrote:
> Ken Dreyer wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Logos can be posted to Wikipedia that fall under either Fair Use
> > (copyrighted), GFDL, Creative Commons, or Public Domain. I assume that
> > CentOS will allow the use of their logo under the Copyright/Fair Use
> > provision.
> > There are many images that are posted to Wikipedia that are copyrighted
> > and used under terms of the Fair Use provision. Some of the logos have a
> > generic tag that explains that the image is copyrighted and used under
> > Fair Use. Some examples of these are the Ubuntu logo (
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:UbuntuLogo.svg), the Slackware logo (
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Slackware.jpg
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Slackware.jpg>), the Mandriva logo
> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mandriva_logo.png), the SUSE logo (
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SuSE-logo.png), and the GIMP logo
> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GIMPLogo.png).
> > Other images have tags that give specific rationale for their use. For
> > example, the Debian logo (
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian_Open_Logo.png
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian_Open_Logo.png>) contains a
> > specific statement that describes the rationale for Fair Use:
> > Debian Open Use Logo License
> > Copyright (c) 1999 Software in the Public Interest
> > This logo or a modified version may be used by anyone to refer to
> > the Debian project, but does not indicate endorsement by the project.
> > Note: we would appreciate that you make the image a link to
> > http://www.debian.org/ if you use it on a web page.
> > CentOS should feel free to include any stipulations for use of their
> > logo as well.
> > * A brief explanation of Wikipedia's Fair Use policy is listed here:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights#Fair_use_materials_and_special_requirements
> > * For more information on copyrights related to logos, please see
> > the Wikipedia policy located at
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Logos.
> > * For Wikipedia's general copyright page, please see
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights .
> > Thank you very much for your time!
> > - Ken Dreyer
> > On 4/30/06, *Karanbir Singh* < kbsingh at centos.org
> > <mailto:kbsingh at centos.org>> wrote:
> > Ken Dreyer wrote:
> > > Ken Dreyer submitted the following Information:
> > > Email ktdreyer at gmail.com <mailto:ktdreyer at gmail.com>
> > > URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
> > > Comments
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > > I have read http://centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=49,
> > and I would like permission to include a version of the CentOS icon
> > on the wikipedia article on CentOS. Thank you for maintaining such a
> > fine distribution!
> > > - Ken Dreyer
> > > http://mirror.centos.org/centos/graphics/ - CentOS logo page
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS> - current wikipedia article
> > >
> > does posting the logo on the wikipedia.org <http://wikipedia.org>
> > website make it a Creative
> > Commons licensed image then ? ( we dont want that to happen )
> I am trying to work at this end, on the logo issue - its not a decision
> for me to make, i am a tech guy. Someone else makes these sort of
> decisions. Will get back to you with whatever i can dig up - or get
> someone to get back to you.
> - K
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