proposal to make free the logo of Fedora

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Sat Sep 18 16:42:04 UTC 2010

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On 09/17/2010 11:33 PM, inode0 wrote:
> I'm not sure if you are talking about me here, but I do believe in
> trademark protection and brand identity as valuable things. And while
> the former is a bit of a red herring because we aren't talking about
> something that would carry a trademark the latter is relevant to the
> discussion.

Not to pick on just one part of your email, but I don't think it's as
red herring as you claim.  If you want to have an "Free" image to
promote Fedora, for the image to do its job it has to have connection
and representation to Fedora, so that when you see the image, you think
Fedora.  So while it wouldn't carry a trademark, for it to be successful
it has to be a mark that one associates with Fedora.  This means that
inappropriate use of the mark, which we would not be able to legally
correct, would then associate inappropriate things with Fedora.

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Jesse Keating
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