[haiku] Re: Reminder: HAIKU logo as your logo != B_OK

  • From: "Humdinger" <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 09:11:19 +0200

-- hudsonco1@xxxxxxx, on Sat, 07 Aug 2010 18:43:15 -0400:
> It's my understanding that a trademark symbol can be licensed for 3rd 
> party 
> use without the risk of losing the right of registration. I would 
> like to 
> suggest that instead of prohibiting the use of the Haiku logo that 
> instead 
> Haiku Inc licenses the logo for 3rd party use. 
> I think it would be better to spread the Haiku logo instead of 
> prohibiting it.

I don't think that would be wise. Remember, as long as you're not using 
the logo as part of your site/company's logo, you're fine to use it. 
You can use it when writing about Haiku in an article or use it as 
category-logo with news or software sites and so on. So spreading the 
Haiku logo isn't really prohibited.

When a site has the official Haiku logo, everyone expects it to be part 
of the official Haiku project. With or without a little disclaimer 
somewhere. There's a reason why you probably won't see a third party 
website with e.g. a BMW propeller.

Offering alternative logos with a kind of Haiku theme is IMO a nice 
compromise for people not able or who don't want to design a logo from 
scratch and still have a Haiku connection.


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