Trademark rights and copyright for "Cygwin" and logo.

Christopher Faylor
Sat May 12 01:47:00 GMT 2007

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 04:56:21PM -0500, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
>For the Cygwin folks, it is really a good idea to have the preferred
>usage of the logo documented in an easily accessible location.  This
>long, drawn out, emotional thread has shown that nobody really knows
>how someone can legally use the logo.

There is only one person here who works at Red Hat, they are not a
lawyer and, the last I knew, had no way to gain definitive statements
from Red Hat counsel.

So, again, I think I'm consistent in noting that if anyone is planning
to use the Cygwin logo or the Cygwin name or has questions about
licensing then it is in their best interests to make sure that Red Hat
officially agrees with the usage.  If they can get a general assurance
from Red Hat then we'll be more than happy to put it on the web site.  I
suspect that nobody would be willing to provide official carte blanche
usage suitable for this type of purpose but IANetc.

Hmm.  Maybe something like that is what should go in the FAQ.


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