[Kolab-devel] Kolab name and logo copyright?

Thomas Arendsen Hein thomas at intevation.de
Tue Feb 14 11:08:29 CET 2006

* Henning Holtschneider <henning at loca.net> [20060202 19:18]:
> On Monday 23 January 2006 10:20, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > The companies behind the Kolab Konsortium claim "Kolab" and the logo
> > as a trademark for the project. And we also know who created the logo for
> > us. I have to bring that up internally how we want to allow the usage of
> > the logo, especially for non-free software.
> Please have a look at the logo at http://www.kolabadc.com/. If we must not use 
> the logo the way we do, please let us know.

In Bernard Reiter's and my opinion your usage of the logo isn't
covered by the fair use statement made in the other logo thread.

We'll discuss making the Kolab logo image available under a free (as
in freedom and free beer) license, but this will only cover the logo
image and not the trademark. When the other Kolab Konsortium members
agree, this will allow you to use the original Kolab logo on your
product to refer to the Kolab server, but not to use the logo (or a
unique part of it) to identify your product.

I'm not sure about the product name, too. Because the difference
from the server name is just an added abbreviation, it might be
unclear that this is a different thing. Maybe "ADC for Kolab" would
be a better name.

Thomas Arendsen Hein

Email: thomas at intevation.de
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