[haiku] Re: Haiku User Group Logo : What is wanted?

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:25:47 +0200

PulkoMandy <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One important thing is to both protect the trademark, and still 
> provide some
> feeling of connection with the project for people not allowed to use 
> it.
> Failing to do that would lead to the trademarked logo and its 
> graphical
> environment not getting well-known, and something else being attached 
> to the
> quality.
> That's why I feel it's a good idea to let the leaves for free use. 
> While not
> being the logo itself, they allow people to instantly recognize some 
> website
> as being connected to Haiku. That's what we want for user groups.
> On the other hand, there is a risk of getting stickers and shirts 
> with the
> leaf only being sold by anyone, so maybe we'd want a not-so-free 
> usage
> policy on this, but not as restrictive as a trademark ?

Agreed. The leaf should still be considered a trademark of Haiku, just 
one with more liberal fair use terms.


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