[maemo-developers] maemo trademark policy draft

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Wed May 30 01:09:20 EEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 19:42:25 +0300, ext Quim Gil wrote:
> We have just published the maemo trademark policy draft for community
> review. Its purpose is to regulate the usage of the maemo mark, owned by
> Nokia, basically allowing the good uses and discouraging all the rest.
> We have followed a flexible approach similar to the Mozilla Foundation
> Trademark Policy and the GNOME Trademark Licensing.
> Please have your say. This trademark is also a tool to protect your
> interests as maemo users and developers.
> The materials:
> http://maemo.org/intro/licenses/trademark_faq.html
> Start here specially if you are not familiar with trademark texts.
> Contains the most essential elements of the rest of documents.
> http://maemo.org/intro/licenses/trademark_policy.html
> The basic text. Contains the what, the why and the how.

In the general section when talking about the maemo trademark and
significant changes done to products and services it states those may
not be distributed. Even if it seems to refer to maemo as a whole
(like the distro or whatever), I take that applies to single software
projects which have maemo in their name as well? How much would be a
significant change (I'm thinking on the general patching a distro might
do which depending on your interpretatino might be significant)?
If the non-commercial use right applies to those single projects
(which I also take it does), those would have to be renamed on
inclusion on free distros so that derivatives can use them safely?

> http://maemo.org/intro/licenses/trademar_usage_guidelines.html
> Willing to use the maemo mark? Have a look here for guidance and
> instructions.
> http://garage.maemo.org/frs/download.php/1362/maemo_logos_v3.3.zip
> The set of official logos. The one that is in the current web header
> plus other variants (B/W, 3D, etc).

What's the license for those logos, there's not file stating any in
the zip file?

> Of course all the projects/products currently called maemo something can
> keep the name. You were quicker than us, well done. You will be subject
> to the policy and guidelines, though, just like anybody else (including
> i.e. the team running this website).

This contradicts with what's stated on the FAQ, which is the correct one?


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