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     3The [ current & official Trademark Policy] is available on the main project website.
     5== By no means, should this document be considered official ==
     6Rather, it is a work in progress. It is expected that devising a sound Trademark Policy will take some time. This page serves as a mechanism to foster it's development. Discussions may occur on [ Haiku's General Mailing List].
     8This outlines various aspects of [ Mozilla's Trademark Policy].
     9Some of my own thoughts are intermingled as well.
     10The purpose of this is to identify which aspects should or should not be integrated into Haiku's trademark policy.
     11Once that is established, the wording can be refined.
     161. Introduction
     17        a. Few word summary of what this document is about.
     18        b Purpose of Trademark Policy
     19                i. Protect the Haiku brand
     20                i. Detail the ways in which 3rd parties may and may not use Haiku's Trademarks
     21        c. Mention this Trademark Policy can be updated in the future, to include additional trademarks or other policy revisions.
     232. Overall Guideline for Printed Materials & Web Sites
     24        a. Proper Form
     25        b. Accompanying Symbol -- registered trademark ("®") or an unregistered trademark ("™")
     26        c. Notice -- eg, "Haiku is trademark of Haiku, Inc."
     27        d. Distinguishable -- the first reference to the trademark should visibly stand out.
     28        e. Comply with Visual Guidelines
     29        f. Provide a collection of graphics for web related use
     30        g. Provide a collection of for-print material
     323. Software Distributions
     33        a. Unaltered binaries, which are provided by Haiku as official releases, may be redistributed under the following conditions
     34                i. no cost or fee is charged to the person receiving the software.
     35                i. the distributor complies with this Trademark Policy.
     36                i. the distributor complies with any source code licenses that are included in Haiku and it's included software. This particularly includes providing the source code for GPL and similar licenses.
     37        b. Unofficial binaries.
     38                i. (Compiling Haiku yourself from source code)
     39                i. We currently have no mechanism for taking a binary version of Haiku and easily see which options were used in compiling it. Think of Firefox's "about:buildconfig"
     40                i. IMO, we should disallow individuals from distributing self-built binaries that include the trademarks. Why? because Haiku's build system itself allows the creation of binaries that go against the official releases. This includes the GCC used, GPL addons, debugging settings, stray items in UserBuildConfig, possible errors due to using emulated attributes, installing different OptionalPackages, ...,
     41        c. Modified binaries.
     42                i. Require Approval from Haiku Inc. or the Trademarks to be removed. You are allowed to say "incorporating Haiku source code", "based on Haiku technology".
     43                        a. compiling modified source code
     44                        b. re-packaging pre-built binaries to either add, remove, or otherwise alter files.
     45                i. Commercial Entities seeking to bundle their software with Haiku should contact us on the general mailing list.
     46        d. Official Localized Releases
     47                i. Internationalization is a work in progress for Haiku and it will eventually be included in official releases.
     48                i. Until then, if there is a need for a localized version of Haiku, you may either :
     49                        a. ideally contact us via the general mailing list, to work with the project in an officially recognized manner.
     50                        b. distribute the software in compliance with this Trademark Policy and without Haiku's Trademarks.
     524. Linking (3rd parties linking to Haiku's websites)
     53        a. Visitors should not be confused or misled into visiting another 3rd party site, download, or advert.
     54        b. Provide graphics for
     55                i. downloading official releases
     56                i. eg
     57        c. Allowed Usage:
     58                i. Follow this Trademark Policy
     59                i. URLs resolve to Haiku's official download site.
     60                        a. using graphics for any other destination, such as another website or a non-official binary is not allowed.
     61                i. Haiku Trademarks are not altered.
     62                i. Customizing web graphics
     63                        a. modify background color
     64                        b. localize any non-Trademark text.  eg "Download Now".
     65                        c. dimensions, by way of scaling and not cropping.
     66        d. Using Trademarks as Site Icons(favicons)
     67                i. Permission is required
     695. Domain Names
     70        a. "If you want to include all or part of a Mozilla trademark in a domain name, you have to receive written permission from Mozilla."
     71        b. IMO, this is an issue. There are numerous 3rdparty sites that include "Haiku" in their domain name.
     72        c. Perhaps some sort of disclaimer "<Domain Name> is not affiliated with the Haiku Project, nor Haiku Inc."
     746. Services Related to Haiku Software
     75        a. Downloading Haiku must not be connected to purchasing your services.
     777. Haiku Marks and Merchandise
     78        a. Producing hard goods with Haiku Trademarks:
     79                i. For personal use: OK
     80                i. For commercial endeavor: NOT OK. Not to even cover the costs of making them.
     81                        a. Permission is required for selling any goods that contain Haiku Trademarks.
     838. Things You Can Do--Summary
     84        a. Short summary of what is allowed without needing approval or permission from Haiku
     869. Reporting Trademark Abuse
     87        a. Provide contact form
     8910. Questions
     90        a. When in doubt ask. An acceptable communication is through Haiku's General Mailing List.