[IAEP] Conditions for the usage of XO logo?

kikomayorga kiko at escuelab.org
Mon Oct 17 12:26:29 EDT 2011

it feels so silly to be thinking for permission to use the XO logo,,

...something must be really wrong....

Kiko Mayorga
i+d ata/escuelab.org

2011/10/17 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 8:15 AM, Cristian Paul Peñaranda Rojas
> <paul at kristianpaul.org> wrote:
> >> You may want to ask on the olpc list. Also, what is relevance of the
> >> Firefox reference?
> >
> > I understand that because firefox logo is trademark, so, and example of
> what
> > have to be done if you uses software in wich that kind logos is embeded.
> Iceweasel was a rebranding of Firefox in response to a specific issue
> Mozilla had with Debian regarding "unapproved" patches. By bringing it
> up as the lead-in to his question, I can only assume that Sebastian is
> suggesting that there is some looming issue regarding the use of an
> OLPC trademark that would violate one or more of the OLPC guidelines.
> I was perhaps not direct enough in asking what is that issue.
> When we have something concrete with which to work, the community can
> take action. For example, when it was pointed out by Ruben that the
> Scratch license was not a FOSS license, we removed it from ASLO. (Note
> that the issue with Scratch was only tangentially related to the use
> of their trademark artwork.) We also have been working with MIT to
> address the issue so that hopefully we can some day have a FOSS
> Scratch.
> >
> > In the case of firefox branded web-browswer some gnu/linux distros ended
> both doing an
> > agreement for the logo use with mozilla or rebrading the software name
> (including new logo
> > design of course).
> >
> > In the case of the XO logo, is more interesting because it is used in
> Sugar
> > and also in the XO-* laptop case.
> FYI, I last asked OLPC about the XO logo back in 2009. At the time,
> they asked that the SFC provide some guidance on the topic. I asked
> the SFC and have yet to hear back from their legal counsel. I believe
> that the status quo is that we are not free to use the XO graphic in
> our marketing materials without permission from OLPC.
> >
> > So, sebastian keep us posted ! :)
> >
> regards.
> -walter
> --
> Walter Bender
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> http://www.sugarlabs.org
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