Re: Cosmetic JFFS patch.

From: Kai Henningsen (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 04:27:00 EST (Torrey Hoffman) wrote on 30.06.01 in <>:

> So they compile it into the linux_logo.h image. It's now under the
> GPL, of course... what does that do to the legal status of the logo?

Copyright: you named it.

Any other right: unchanged. (The GPL doesn't demand any change, so how
could it possibly change?)

However, for rights you want to keep, I'd suggest pointing them out in
some sort of readme in the sources. ("The XXX Logo is a registered
trademark of XXX Websites, Inc.".)

Frankly, in the context of (say) a registered trademark, the GPL for the
logo becomes fairly meaningless ... sure, you can get "the source", but
you can't *use* it except in those cases where you'd get "the source" for
a proprietary logo anyway, unless it's a really weird case.

MfG Kai
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