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Re: Xuropa offers FEL free exhibition space



On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 09:29:51PM +0100, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> > To run their own donation collection box..no of course not.  And they
> > are free to do that.
> > But if they wanted to associate that collection directly with the
> > Fedora project brand, leveraging the Fedora brand value to increase
> > interest in donation, but handle all the details of the collection and
> > distribution...that would be a trademark issue I believe.
> 
> 
> Hmm wrong !
> 
> "I" requested the Fedora trademark (logo) to use Fedora Logo and
> "Fedora" along with "Electronic Lab" . Just like at LinuxTag, Fedora
> Ambassadors hang Fedora Banners with Fedora Trademark on it. Other
> companies such as Cadence , Mathworks have the own booth/Lab along
> side with their logos.
> 
> By the way, in the past, my fedora trademark request was approved to
> do marketing about fedora.
> 
> I have been given admin rights by James for the FEL's Online Booth. So
> like a Fedora Ambassador at the Booth, I'll hang the Fedora Logo.
> 
> Fedora Trademark has nothing to do with the donation feature. Please
> don't complicate things when it is not a problem.
> 
> Remember the little donation at the Fedora booth at Linuxtag or
> Fosdem? Interpret it likewise.
> 
> Like Matt pointed is simple and I'm grateful that James accepted my
> request. With our teleconference yesterday, we have built up a mutual
> trust. Since James said
> " I suggest we decouple this from moving forward and put it on a
> parallel track as we work through the process."
> 
> I'll be delighted to open out booth very soon.
> Don't leave me logoless !

Chitlesh, you'll definitely be able to use the logo at the Online
Booth.  You're promoting an official Fedora spin, and supporting the
Fedora Project through the Online Booth.  The logo should link to the
official Fedora Project site at http://fedoraproject.org and then
everything's good to go.  Reading our trademark guidelines, I don't
see any problem whatsoever with this arrangement.  In fact, we've
specifically set up those guidelines to allow personal and business
sites to support Fedora in this fashion.

Whether the logo is attached to a donation button might generate more
discussion.  I think that's the situation to which Jef was
specifically referring.  But thanks to James' suggestion, we can
consider that as a separate matter from the Online Booth, which should
be good to proceed.

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