[IAEP] Conditions for the usage of XO logo?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 04:34:30 EDT 2011

Yes, that's correct, OLPC prefers we not use the XO logo in our
marketing materials without a co-branding or licensing agreement, see:


Robert Fadel should be able to answer our questions for OLPC.

Trademarks are our friends for raising awareness of Sugar.


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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