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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Getting permission to use OpenOffice Trademarks (draft)
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2011 16:08:08 GMT

On Nov 19, 2011, at 7:11 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:

> This is great Rob, thanks for digging it out. It probably should go on the
> website.


Make it a page and it can be tweaked in the CMS.

I suggest - i.a.o/openofficeorg/participate/trademarks.mdtext with a reference on a new participate/index.mdtext

It's a start :-)


> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> On Nov 19, 2011 2:56 PM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:
>> We went through this all a couple of months ago.  We processed
>> permission requests for a book and a training certificate program.
>> But the community has grown and there are list members who were not
>> around back then.  So this information is worth repeating.  And if we
>> think this information is useful, I can put it on the website as well.
>> Feedback/corrections are welcome.
>> -Rob
>> ===============================================
>> Apache OpenOffice Trademarks
>> The Apache Software Foundation hold trademarks on behalf of its
>> projects.  For the Apache OpenOffice project these trademarks include
>> the names Apache OpenOffice and, as well as the
>> graphical logo.  Use of these marks is prohibited without explicit
>> permission from ASF.
>> However, the Apache OpenOffice project is happy to work with 3rd
>> parties who desire to use these trademarks in ways that are beneficial
>> to the project, which do not imply endorsement by ASF, and which are
>> fully in conformance with Apache policies.
>> To request such permission, follow these steps:
>> 1) First familiarize yourself with the Apache Trademark Policy [1].
>> Many of the common cases are already addressed there.  And some uses
>> of ASF marks ("nominative use") are automatically allowed.
>> 2) Email a proposal to  In the
>> proposal, please include:
>> a) Name and contact information of the company, organization or person
>> requesting the permission
>> b) A list of what ASF controlled marks you wish to use
>> c) A description of how these marks would be used.  Give supporting
>> detail, along with context  If you are requesting use of the logo, for
>> example, provide a prototype of how the logo would appear in the
>> context of the overall design.
>> d) Any other information you think would be useful, e.g., any impeding
>> deadlines
>> 2) On receipt of the proposal, the Apache OpenOffice PMC will review
>> and decide whether or not to recommend approval.
>> 3) If the PMC recommends approval, then they will forward their
>> recommendation, along with your proposal and any follow up
>> communications, to the Apache V.P. of Brand Management for final
>> approval.
>> 4) We will then notify you of the outcome.
>> [1]:

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