[IAEP] [SLOBs] Ooo4Kids logo request

Mel Chua mel at melchua.com
Fri Jun 25 12:21:34 EDT 2010

Continuing our "move discussion to list" adventures...

Bernie brought up an OOo4Kids request to display our logo. Tomeu and I 
were unable to find the original text of the request - what is the 
project asking for? We're blocking until we get that text - does anyone 
know where to find it?

A related motion, from Bernie:

MOTION: To pre-approve the entire class of requests such as "can I put 
Sugar Labs logo in my partners/acknowledgments page?", as they are very 
frequent and hard to abuse for bad purposes.

For the record: if we passed this, we'd need to agree on a specific 
change to our TM policy (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Trademark).

Discussion with Tomeu in #sugar-meeting just now led to the following 
conclusions (I'll speak for myself here, but I think Tomeu agrees):

1. We should automatically let other parties display *their* endorsement 
of Sugar - for instance, "I <3 and support Sugar Labs" 
banners/buttons/badges, because that is about the other party saying 
something about SL.

2. The other way around - something that implies that SL endorses 
something else, is exactly why we have the TM usage guidelines and 
request procedure, and Ooo4Kids should follow it - if their request 
falls in one of the already-automated categories, then sure, it's 
automated... if it isn't, then it will need to be voted on.

It's not clear whether Ooo4Kids is asking for #1 or #2, so we're 
ultimately still blocking on finding the text of that request. Please 
help! (If you know who the original requestor of this motion is, please 
let them know to get in touch with us.)


PS: Please, please, please link to the original request/motion/proposal 
text when listing stuff as a SLOBs agenda item, it makes the meeting go 
much faster! This is the second item we're blocked on moving forward 
with due to lack of context.

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