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Hello,

Firstly, allow me to congratulate you all on the release of 5.0!

About a year ago I requested the CentOS team consent to adding the
CentOS logo to Wikipedia's CentOS article.

Images can be posted and still retain the trademark. For some examples
of the different types of logos and their license templages, you can
see the following pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Glogo-small.png - Gentoo logo,
copyrighted, used under fair use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ubuntu_Logo.svg - Ubuntu logo,
copyrighted, used under fair use
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian-logo.svg - Debian logo,
copyrighted, used under the "Debian Open Use Logo License"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wilber-huge-alpha.png - GIMP logo,
used under the GPL license

Essentially, Wikipedia can have logos that are under a variety of
licenses. If you give your approval, I'll post a copy of the logo
under the license of your choice.

- Ken Dreyer

On 4/30/06, Karanbir Singh wrote:
Ken Dreyer wrote:
Hello,

Logos can be posted to Wikipedia that fall under either Fair Use
(copyrighted), GFDL, Creative Commons, or Public Domain. I assume that
CentOS will allow the use of their logo under the Copyright/Fair Use
provision.

There are many images that are posted to Wikipedia that are copyrighted
and used under terms of the Fair Use provision. Some of the logos have a
generic tag that explains that the image is copyrighted and used under
Fair Use. Some examples of these are the Ubuntu logo (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:UbuntuLogo.svg), the Slackware logo (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Slackware.jpg
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Slackware.jpg>), the Mandriva logo
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mandriva_logo.png), the SUSE logo (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SuSE-logo.png), and the GIMP logo
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:GIMPLogo.png).

Other images have tags that give specific rationale for their use. For
example, the Debian logo (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian_Open_Logo.png
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian_Open_Logo.png>) contains a
specific statement that describes the rationale for Fair Use:

Debian Open Use Logo License

Copyright (c) 1999 Software in the Public Interest

This logo or a modified version may be used by anyone to refer to
the Debian project, but does not indicate endorsement by the project.

Note: we would appreciate that you make the image a link to
http://www.debian.org/ if you use it on a web page.


CentOS should feel free to include any stipulations for use of their
logo as well.

* A brief explanation of Wikipedia's Fair Use policy is listed here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights#Fair_use_materials_and_special_requirements
* For more information on copyrights related to logos, please see
the Wikipedia policy located at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Logos.
* For Wikipedia's general copyright page, please see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights .


Thank you very much for your time!

- Ken Dreyer


On 4/30/06, *Karanbir Singh* < kbsingh@centos.org
wrote:

Ken Dreyer wrote:
Ken Dreyer submitted the following Information:
Email ktdreyer@gmail.com > > URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
Comments

Hello,
I have read http://centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqidI,
and I would like permission to include a version of the CentOS icon
on the wikipedia article on CentOS. Thank you for maintaining such a
fine distribution!
does posting the logo on the wikipedia.org <http://wikipedia.org>
website make it a Creative
Commons licensed image then ? ( we dont want that to happen )
I am trying to work at this end, on the logo issue - its not a decision
for me to make, i am a tech guy. Someone else makes these sort of
decisions. Will get back to you with whatever i can dig up - or get
someone to get back to you.

- K

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