proposal to make free the logo of Fedora

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Fri Sep 17 19:59:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Matt Domsch <matt at> wrote:
>> If we can't raise brand awareness for our primary trademark, can we really
>> do so for a second freely-customizable image?
> If a 3rd party co-opts the customizable image for their own product
> (wholely unrelated to Fedora) then they could very well raise brand
> awareness using the logo..but it won't necessarily be awareness of
> _our_ brand.  It will be awareness of their brand. We'd no power to
> stop them, and we'd only cause more confusion by continuing to make
> use of the logo in an effort to make it stick as our brand.  This is a
> situation where we through our own actions end up hurting our own
> brand recognition.

Has this actually happened to another FOSS project?


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