[Xorg] Can I use the X logo?
p.postmus at st.hanze.nl
Tue Jul 6 15:15:15 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 06 July 2004 23:12, Leon Shiman wrote:
> Hi Peter!
> The X Logo is used to identify the X Window System and X Window System
> components. X.Org and the X.Org Foundation have both previously expressed a
> strong interest in protecting its use.
> My personal opinion is that this is NOT an appropriate use of the X logo,
> and see no reason why you cannot use another large X in your design. I
> cannot understand why you would want to use it this way. X is a critical
> technology for desktop Linux, but does not uniquely label your release.
> I have been responsible for development and reproduction by X.Org of the
> logo for some time, and would be happy to work with you on your design.
> (member, X.Org Foundation BOD)
Well, that's why I asked. I thought it might be protected. I think the X logo
looks very good, and because - as you already mentioned - X is an important
technology for desktop Linux, I wanted to use it. OTOH, you are right in that
it doesn't uniquely label our release.
Anyway, thanks for offering your help. I want to explore the possibilities of
the GIMP myself first, but I'll let you know if I mess up ;).
Met vriendelijke groeten,
With kind regards,
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