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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Mascot and logo, Proposal 1

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:58:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hold up in court? I can't imagine anybody from the KDE non-profit organization taking that issue to court. Generally, courts are supposed to be remedies of last resort, which means everybody in this group ignoring cease-and-desist letters, etc. Yup, that would go over good in the daily free/libre software news. :)

Does the KDE3 license agreement say anything explicit about logos and trademarks? Are those logos actually registered trademarks? Copyrighted?

How does using a logo that looks similar to old KDE3 logos infringe or impair usage of KDE4 logos?

I don't think those questions matter because the KDE people abandoned the KDE3 software. Abandoned rights means no rights. In common law, abandoned property becomes owned by the first party claiming ownership.

We have an attorney in our group who probably can answer such questions.

Regarding that drawing you refer, I would vote no.

I'm content with the logo art work already done by Tim.

If you are handy with art work (I am not! :)), how about working on some login splash screens for Trinity? Or some wallpaper?


--- On Fri, 3/18/11, jamesg@... <jamesg@...> wrote:

> From: jamesg@... <jamesg@...>
> Subject: Re: [trinity-devel] Mascot and logo, Proposal 1
> To: trinity-devel@...
> Date: Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:36 AM
> Our existing placeholder logo is one we can only use for as
> long as KDE
> will let us.  There is no way it would hold up in
> court -- it's too
> blatantly derived from theirs.
> What I'm wanting to do is work out replacement branding in
> the time we
> have, and do it well, so that we only need to do a major
> change of
> branding once.  Whether it's a robot, a bird, a
> jumping spider, can
> opener, or whatever else we might decide on.
> I may be erring on the side of overthinking it, but that
> seems a safer
> direction than not thinking it through.
> Anyone else have comments on L315 other than the ones I've
> gotten from
> chat or private email?
> Strangelv
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