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To avoid abuse the [[OpenOffice.org]] [[logo]] (and the officially used icons) is ''not'' licensed under an open license. If it was licensed under [[LGPL]] it could be modified or abused for dishonorable purposes (like a virus contaminated OOo).
 
To avoid abuse the [[OpenOffice.org]] [[logo]] (and the officially used icons) is ''not'' licensed under an open license. If it was licensed under [[LGPL]] it could be modified or abused for dishonorable purposes (like a virus contaminated OOo).
  
* If you want to use the [[logo]] visit the section [http://about.openoffice.org/index.html#logo Logos, Trademark] wich descfribes how to  
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* If you want to use the [[logo]] visit the section [http://about.openoffice.org/index.html#logo Logos, Trademark] wich describes how to ask for allowance to use the logo for your specific purpose. <b>Please <u>always</u> also inform one of the marketing project leads ("global" section at http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html).</b> After a few days you will get (probably) a positive answer - you will be able to use the logo but not to change it.
aski for allowance to use the logo for your specific purpose. <b>Please <u>always</u> also inform one of the marketing project leads ("global" section at http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html).</b> After a few days you will get (probably) a positive answer - you will be able to use the logo but not to change it.
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* If you want to work on an update of the [[logo]] or to provide a new one, please subscribe to the art project mailing list art@marketing.openoffice.org. Changes to the official logo can only be approved by the Community Council, if you did sign [[JCA]] [http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-licensing.html#jca1] first.
 
* If you want to work on an update of the [[logo]] or to provide a new one, please subscribe to the art project mailing list art@marketing.openoffice.org. Changes to the official logo can only be approved by the Community Council, if you did sign [[JCA]] [http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-licensing.html#jca1] first.

Latest revision as of 18:47, 30 October 2012



To avoid abuse the OpenOffice.org logo (and the officially used icons) is not licensed under an open license. If it was licensed under LGPL it could be modified or abused for dishonorable purposes (like a virus contaminated OOo).

  • If you want to use the logo visit the section Logos, Trademark wich describes how to ask for allowance to use the logo for your specific purpose. Please always also inform one of the marketing project leads ("global" section at http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html). After a few days you will get (probably) a positive answer - you will be able to use the logo but not to change it.
  • If you want to work on an update of the logo or to provide a new one, please subscribe to the art project mailing list art@marketing.openoffice.org. Changes to the official logo can only be approved by the Community Council, if you did sign JCA [1] first.

Please don't be discouraged by all this legal stuff - we don't like it either...

All this is work in progress, please read the official statement for usage in distributions.

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