On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 10:28 -0400, MenTaLguY wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 22:18 -0700, Ted Gould wrote:
> > I think the first thing that we need to determine is who owns them now.
> Well, who came up with them isn't necessarily quite the same as who
> "owns" them, from the perspective of a trademark, which is effectively
> what we need to be thinking about here.
True, but I think in this case probably the closest thing we'll have to
traceability is who created them.
> > The logo, I think there is probably a few people owning Copyright there=
> > I remember coming into IRC and Mental showing me the logo, but I don't
> > really know what went on before that. Also, with the latest revamp of
> > the logo, who did that? Was it Andy?
> All four of us worked on the logo; Andy, Bryce and I did the revamp.
So, perhaps we need to get everyone involved to sign over their
copyright to the foundation? Does that make sense?
> We probably do need to think about asserting trademark on the name and
> logo, probably with some permissive policy as Linus has done for the
> Linux trademark.
> One thing we would need to show is that we are using the trademark in
> commerce somehow, at least in a token way.
I've talked with SFC about setting up the Cafepress store. They're
looking into as other groups have asked about it also. I think that
should be sufficient, if we sold "Inkscape merchandise". Perhaps we
could put the software on CD there also -- don't know who'd buy it, but
it'd be available. I guess, probably your store would already be