[darcs-users] Acceptable use of the darcs logo

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Tue Jul 14 19:40:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Ashley Moran <
ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:

> On 14 Jul 2009, at 03:57, Trent W. Buck wrote:
>  All of which is to say, *I* think it is acceptable for Ashley to use
>>> the logo for his slides.
>> Agreed; this is more a matter of bookkeeping than wanting to actually
>> come down on anybody with legal griping.
> Well, I'd like to think I wouldn't get sued for using the logo in a
> presentation about darcs.  That might put me off the project :)  But I
> didn't want to just go ahead and nick it off the website.  It would be nice,
> though, if there was a page that said "this is what you can and can't use it
> for".

Your presentation is covered under the standard fair use terms for
copyrights.  If someone records your presentation, or you distribute the
slides, then it may cease to fall under fair use.  Also, while it may not be
a legal fact, you could make a pretty solid case in court that all
intellectual property that is part of darcs is GPL, unless otherwise
stated.  Finally, it's the responsibility of the copyright holder to go
after violators.

I think you'll be okay :)

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osuosl.org/pipermail/darcs-users/attachments/20090714/b991464c/attachment.htm>

More information about the darcs-users mailing list