[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu-uk graphics

Dave Murphy dave at schwuk.com
Tue Mar 27 00:09:19 BST 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> I was under the impression that we can't "use" a logo derived from the 
> Ubuntu one without it getting approval first. We have been through that 
> process for the current logo. 

The details are here: http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy

In a nutshell, the ubuntu logo - including the "circle of friends" - are
a trademark of Canonical and cannot be used or modified without their
permission. Reading between the lines (IANAL nor do I play one on TV
etc.) they're not going to be bothered what individuals use as forum
avatars etc., but if a group want to use it then they should get it

That said, getting our current logo approved was fairly straightforward,
although we (purposely) didn't stray to far from the original.

> I am not suggesting we do or don't change the existing logo, just passing 
> on the info.

Ubuntu and Ubuntu UK are meritocracies, and as such if a better logo
comes along I'll be the first to back it, provided we obtain approval
for it first.
Dave Murphy - http://www.schwuk.com

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