Trademark rights and copyright for "Cygwin" and logo.

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sat May 12 02:56:00 GMT 2007

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 09:52:33PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Maybe it should but then again, since this is the first time I recall in
>> at least 12 years that this issue has come up on the list, I'm not sure it
>> qualifies as an FAQ.  Maybe it could go under the contributor's guide or
>> the cygwin-license list description.  Or maybe it needs it's own, more
>> visible category.
> I was thinking of a general "I want to distribute Cygwin is it ok to
> XYZ?" section.  Questions of that nature come up all of the time.

Ah, OK.  Missed the point. ;-)  Yeah, absolutely.  And I do like the idea
of having something more visible that may answer questions like these.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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