2008-03-19.jrk.2: Fixing the Debian Open Use Logo License
This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of March 19, 2008 and was repealed by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of September 13, 2012, with the passage of resolution 2012-09-07.rtb.1.
The Board, at its May 18, 2007 meeting, acknowledged the Debian Project's relicensing its logos to meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines, conditional upon legal approval by SPI's counsel;
SPI's legal counsel, as reported at the Board's June 18, 2007 meeting, suggested some limitations to the relicensing for the purpose of retaining enforceable trademark rights in the word "Debian"; and
This modified relicensing plan is amenable to the Board and to the Debian Project Leader but has not previously been put into effect;
THE BOARD RESOLVES that:
- Subject to paragraph 2 below, the Debian open use logo depicting a red swirl is hereby relicensed under the following terms, where in the phrase "this software and associated documentation files", the subphrase "this software" shall refer to the logo itself:
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
- This relicensing shall only apply to the version of the Debian open use logo which does not include the trademarked word "debian".