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From tj ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Logo use request for online auction
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:49:28 GMT
+1
/tj/

On 2/15/2012 09:36, Rob Weir wrote:
> The PPMC has received a request from a merchant who wishes to use
> OpenOffice.org logo on product photos and listings on an online
> auction site.
>
> I'm moving the discussion to ooo-dev, from ooo-private, where the
> request was originally made.
>
> In other contexts we have allowed use of the product logo on CD's
> containing verbatim copies of our software.  The legacy project has
> even encouraged a network of CD distributors who distributed copies of
> OOo for a fee.
>
> I don't think the fact that this is an auction site changes anything essential.
>
> So, my inclination would be to give permission, provided:
>
> 1) The CD contains unmodified OOo install sets
>
> 2) The auction listing acknowledges the OpenOffice.org trademark and
> logo as Apache Software Foundation marks, used with permission.
>
> 3) The website listing includes a link back to www.openoffice.org
>
> 4) Other conditions?
>
> In other words, I see no problem with an online merchant making money
> based on distributing CD's, based on their marketing, the convenience
> they offer the user, etc., as well as any additional services they
> might offer for support, etc.
>
> -Rob
>
>



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