Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Obsolete/HaikuTrademarkPolicy

Apr 30, 2010, 6:12:44 PM (9 years ago)



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    55== By no means, should this document be considered official ==
    6 Rather, 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].
    8 This outlines various aspects of [ Mozilla's Trademark Policy].
    9 Some of my own thoughts are intermingled as well.
    10 The purpose of this is to identify which aspects should or should not be integrated into Haiku's trademark policy.
    11 Once that is established, the wording can be refined.
    13 ----
    16 1. 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.
    23 2. 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
    32 3. 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.
    52 4. 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
    69 5. 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."
    74 6. Services Related to Haiku Software
    75         a. Downloading Haiku must not be connected to purchasing your services.
    77 7. 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.
    83 8. Things You Can Do--Summary
    84         a. Short summary of what is allowed without needing approval or permission from Haiku
    86 9. Reporting Trademark Abuse
    87         a. Provide contact form
    89 10. Questions
    90         a. When in doubt ask. An acceptable communication is through Haiku's General Mailing List.
     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] or [ Haiku, Inc.'s Mailing list]