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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: May I use "" and "Apache Incubator" logos on CD
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:26:59 GMT
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
> Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Kazunari Hirano wrote:
>>> May I use "" and "Apache Incubator" logos on
>>> CD?...
>> As we've done in the past, we seek lazy consensus from the PPMC on
>> these requests and then send our recommendation to the Branding VP
>> (Shane) for the final decision. So let's wait 72-hours and see if
>> there are any concerns.
> No objections at all, but I would generalize the question and turn it into a
> FAQ: surely we can't expect to have to approve logo requests for every CD
> distribution initiative, so we should probably reach the consensus (and
> consult Shane) on generically allowing the logo, and the logo
> that will eventually replace it, on CDs containing the unmodified software
> as released by Apache (a more proper wording can probably be found, but you
> get the concept).

So, hypothetically, if someone wanted to produce CD's that contained
literal copies of AOO and put the logo on them, would they then be
allowed to sell them on eBay, and to show a photograph of the CD with
the logo?  That would be allowed if we gave blanket permission.

Also, would someone be allowed to use the logo for CD's that they sell
from a website where they claim that OpenOffice is in danger and that
they are collecting donations in order to rescue OpenOffice?

It might make sense to handle these requests case-by-case for now,
until we have a better sense of what kinds of problems we will

> The old policy, if I recall correctly, was to allow this kind of usage and a
> generic usage for "community activities".
> Regards,
>  Andrea.

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