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: I found that information just now and honestly I'm surprised it's not under GPL or CC, which in my opinion would be easier, as I don't really understand the concern about using it "for other purposes". As I'm not an expert in licensing, I would gladly hear someone's else opinion if we should stop using it. --[[User:Michal Rostecki|Michal Rostecki]] ([[User talk:Michal Rostecki|talk]]) 15:00, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
 
: I found that information just now and honestly I'm surprised it's not under GPL or CC, which in my opinion would be easier, as I don't really understand the concern about using it "for other purposes". As I'm not an expert in licensing, I would gladly hear someone's else opinion if we should stop using it. --[[User:Michal Rostecki|Michal Rostecki]] ([[User talk:Michal Rostecki|talk]]) 15:00, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
 
: That said, I actually really like [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/badge/i-converted-to-btrfs%21 the badge that Fedora is using]. Maybe getting a modified version of it (with the hard drives and butter) would be a good idea? --[[User:Michal Rostecki|Michal Rostecki]] ([[User talk:Michal Rostecki|talk]]) 15:03, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
 
: That said, I actually really like [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/badge/i-converted-to-btrfs%21 the badge that Fedora is using]. Maybe getting a modified version of it (with the hard drives and butter) would be a good idea? --[[User:Michal Rostecki|Michal Rostecki]] ([[User talk:Michal Rostecki|talk]]) 15:03, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
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::Hello, I made the logo in late 2009. The current license for the Logo is "(c) All rights reserved." with the additional license for using it on btrfs.wiki.kernel.org cited above by [[User:Michal Rostecki|Michal Rostecki]]. As I wrote in 2009, if you need it for any other purpose, please contact me. I am very happy to grant irrevocable licenses for additional usage models. I have purposefully not set it under an open license, for this would mean someone else (a third party) could use this logo and use it for their project, or even (in a worst case scenario) use the logo to commit fraud. As a logo is meant to uniquely identify something, usage by others is not desirable. See, ''for example'', the OSI keyhole, which is copyrighted and a registered trademark. [https://opensource.org/logo-usage-guidelines#The_Standard_Logo|1] [https://opensource.org/trademark-guidelines|2] - If the community (not just you) is aware of the potential negative legal consequences, i am willing to give it a more permissive license, though even here I would ''strongly'' advise to use CC-BY-ND or something similar. Again, just contact me.--[[User:ExplicitImplicity|ExplicitImplicity]] ([[User talk:ExplicitImplicity|talk]]) 13:39, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

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What is the license for the Btrfs logotype? --Forza (talk) 06:50, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Actually not sure. It was posted in this thread where the author says that "Permission is herbey granted to display it in the Mediawiki installation at btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for an indefinite time. Should you need it for any other purpose, please contact me. I consciously did not license the code as GPL, CC or anything else, as this would mean people could use it for other purposes than btrfs. not the idea of a logo."
I found that information just now and honestly I'm surprised it's not under GPL or CC, which in my opinion would be easier, as I don't really understand the concern about using it "for other purposes". As I'm not an expert in licensing, I would gladly hear someone's else opinion if we should stop using it. --Michal Rostecki (talk) 15:00, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
That said, I actually really like the badge that Fedora is using. Maybe getting a modified version of it (with the hard drives and butter) would be a good idea? --Michal Rostecki (talk) 15:03, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello, I made the logo in late 2009. The current license for the Logo is "(c) All rights reserved." with the additional license for using it on btrfs.wiki.kernel.org cited above by Michal Rostecki. As I wrote in 2009, if you need it for any other purpose, please contact me. I am very happy to grant irrevocable licenses for additional usage models. I have purposefully not set it under an open license, for this would mean someone else (a third party) could use this logo and use it for their project, or even (in a worst case scenario) use the logo to commit fraud. As a logo is meant to uniquely identify something, usage by others is not desirable. See, for example, the OSI keyhole, which is copyrighted and a registered trademark. [1] [2] - If the community (not just you) is aware of the potential negative legal consequences, i am willing to give it a more permissive license, though even here I would strongly advise to use CC-BY-ND or something similar. Again, just contact me.--ExplicitImplicity (talk) 13:39, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
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