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Re: Meeting minutes - 16/09/2005

There are two ways to look at the font issue. One is that when used
(and controlled) as part of a protected trademark or logotype, you
don't necessarily want to make it that easy for folks to make
derivatives. What if they took the font and made "figaro", in the same
blue? Trademarks have to be protectable to be protected. You can't
tell someone to stop using a free font in  their logo.

Second way to look at it is, maybe Red Hat does open this font, and/or
make it part of the default font set in Fedora, with wording as to how
it may be used in conjunction with a fedora related project logo, or
otherwise used to support fedora related marketing.

IMHO, since we are limited in what we can use to make people instantly
think of fedora when they see the font or the logotype by itself (e.g.
no visual fedora, just the name), we should consider/allow the
possibility that this font will only be used in an official capacity,
and that perhaps a family of font that supports it, or compliments it
very well, could be released for all the other legit marketing uses.


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