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Month: March 2016

Re: [trinity-devel] TDE new logo proposal? -- Recap

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 23:19:53 +0000
On Sunday 06 March 2016 18:12:56 Thomas Maus wrote:
> So my urgent request to those favoring the gear and konqui: State if you
> know, that these issues are settled legally!?

Only a negative one - a lack of objection.  The project was originally called 
KDE-Trinity, but the name had to be changed because KDE objected on trademark 
or copyright grounds - or both? - to the use of the name KDE.  KDE did not at 
the time object to the use of anything else.  Surely it would be hard to 
claim a picture of a gear as copyright?  And some years after the other 
objection, we now have usage in our favour.  We'll soon hit the Statute of 

Moreover, if Konqui and the gear are GPL and/or Creative Commons, they are 
available anyway!  And a short period of Googling suggests a) that they are 
and b) that KDE5's Konqui has been redesigned and is recognisably different.