I don't really know what to do about this; should we let people do what
they want with the logo? I personnally don't like the association of
Ubuntu with communism, as with any other politic system in fact.
Do other locoteams have the same problem? Is there an official position
> The Ubuntu logo is becoming more and more misused for political goals,
> like in http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=37241 (which
> is a 1st April Joke) and in
> http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/img/avatars/9743.jpg , which is avatar of
> someone called "urss" (=ussr) on our french forum (which isn't).
> I don't really know what to do about this; should we let people do what
> they want with the logo? I personnally don't like the association of
> Ubuntu with communism, as with any other politic system in fact.
> Do other locoteams have the same problem? Is there an official position
> of Canonical?
> Yann Hamon - Ubuntu-fr
As far as I understand there are trademark policies concerning the use
I agree that combining the logo with political organizations is not a
good idea. I don't know who should contact those people, but it
shouldn't be something that is done. They seem to be in violation of
the policy from what I can read.
Re: Ubuntu logo "deviations" - political use of the Ubuntu Logo
Lionel Dricot wrote:
> IMHO, there's no big problem with this. It's not legal but, in this
> case, in just a tiny drop in the ocean. Look at the incredible number
> of Coca-cola deviations or Microsoft deviations !
> It's the proof that the logo is good and more widely recognized ;-)
It's true that, in a way, deviations also means wide adoption of the
logo. I'd say, political deviations may be a little different; for
example I truly hope never to have someone with that avatar on our
forum: http://isfates.mandragor.org/toto/ufr/logoubuntu.png (french
radicals)... because I won't be able to justify why this is not allowed,
whereas the other one is.