Am Samstag, 12. Dezember 2020, 15:42:51 CET schrieb Richard Brown:
On Sat, 2020-12-12 at 15:16 +0100, Thorsten Bro
Am 12. Dezember 2020 14:49:40 MEZ schrieb Axel
does anyone know the license for the openSUSE logos in
Unfortunately, there is nothing mentioned, nor a license file
if I'm not wrong, openSUSE is a trademark of SUSE
So this applies^^ and this I guess:
You're not wrong, most of openSUSE's logos are trademarks and the
trademark guidelines apply governing their use.
However, AFAIK only the following trademarks are formally registered by
SUSE and considered "openSUSE Marks" under that policy:
openSUSE (the text)
openSUSE (the logo)
Kubic (the text)
Axel's question was regarding the distribution logos, which include the
logos for Leap, Tumbleweed, MicroOS and Kubic.
Therefore I think Axel's question intends to suggest that he feels the
Board doesn't feel responsible for the Leap, Tumbleweed, Kubic and
MicroOS terms in the same way they clearly are for the openSUSE & Kubic
text and the openSUSE logo.
Not at all, Richard.
My question has nothing to do with 'The Board', but simply under which terms
and conditions the logos can be uploaded and shown in wikipedia, e.g. to
Which is a little weird for me. I think our trademark
sense, and I'd suggest we treat all openSUSE distributions under that
policy. Even if the marks haven't been registered by SUSE (yet?),
proactively working as if they are registered trademarks should keep
that door open if the Project decides to go down that road in teh
According to german law - Urheberrecht - the Urheberrecht is tied to the
creator (as he is the 'Urheber') of the logo. Different to other jurisdictions
this is non-transferrable, but he can grant usage rights to whomever under
defined conditions. One condition could be the creative commons license, e.g.
CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License) as
So, once we find the creator, we can clarify the license