Long-term plan for Fedora logo usage

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Tue Jan 3 15:39:46 UTC 2006

This thread gives me an opportunity to let everyone in on the long-term 
strategy for Fedora logo usage.

In the short term, I am the gate for Fedora logo requests.  I've just 
returned from holiday, and I'll be authorizing logo usage requests myself 
later today.  I'll also be noting the general patterns of WHY people are 
requesting usage, gathering instances of "typical cases."

Once I've got a good sample, I'll take these "typical cases" to counsel, 
and we'll build a clickthru usage policy.  People will be able to read a 
set of very basic guidelines, agree to them, give us contact information, 
and then they will be granted logo images and permission automatically.

Should take no more than a couple of months.


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On Mon, 26 Dec 2005, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Hi
> >>
> > I think that the problem is that Use of the Fedora Logo needs to be 
> > 'authorised'. Of Course, people are allowed to sell `Fedora Core` for 
> > as much as they want (as long as they do not violate GPL).
> No. We dont need to authorize each and every instance. We can setup 
> guidelines just like we have the trademark guidelines and ask anyone who 
> wants to redistribute Fedora CD's and use the logos to go through these 
> guidelines and follow them. The current guidelines available 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Logo are *temporary*.
> >
> > But how much money are we really going to get out of them?
> >
> We dont really need money from anyone who merely redistributes Fedora 
> without any modifications as long as they follow the very reasonable 
> guidelines put forward. We can request them to contribute to Fedora 
> Foundation (remember its a non-profit and the amount can only used for 
> Fedora) say a fixed percentage of sales returns in exchange for  vendor 
> listings and joint promotions perhaps but thats not absolutely necessary 
> if they want to just do things on their own.
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