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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]] outside the Community (for CDs, distributions or your own marketing stuff or homepage) you'll have to send a mail to logos@marketing.openoffice.org asking for allowance to use the logo for your specific purpose. After a few days you will get (probably) a positive answer - you will be able to use the logo but not to change it. And - if you want to use the logo inside open licensed stuff - please mention in your license text the special logo license. Perhaps you may add a link to the [http://marketing.openoffice.org/art/galleries/marketing/logos/ logo gallery].
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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.
  
* For marketing and merchandising reasons inside the Community as well as for documentations and the OOo homepage every registered member of OpenOffice.org can use the unchanged logos without asking for special allowance. <br> But please remember to drop a line about the logo license in your own license text ...
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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.
 
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* If you want to update 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.
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Please don't be discouraged by all this legal stuff - we don't like it either...
 
Please don't be discouraged by all this legal stuff - we don't like it either...
  
 
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''All this is work in progress, please read the [http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/OEM_and_CD.html#generallogos official statement] for usage in distributions.''
''All this is work in progress, please read the [http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/OEM_and_CD.html#generallogos official statement] for usage in distributions.''
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''But this page has been agreed upon by the people replying to the requests to logos@marketing, so Community members will not get a different answer if they send a mail to that address.''
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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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