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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Logo use request for online auction
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:06:30 GMT
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> The PPMC has received a request from a merchant who wishes to use
> logo on product photos and listings on an online
> auction site.

Just to be clear.  I'm seeking  lazy consensus on this, which I'll
extend to noon UTC on Monday.  If there are no objections I'll forward
the PPMC's positive recommendation to the Apache VP, Branding.


> 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 request was originally made.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 trademark and
> logo as Apache Software Foundation marks, used with permission.
> 3) The website listing includes a link back to
> 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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