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edr4d

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb 2006, 16:39    Post_subject:  

no, no scars -- i was just commenting about Barry's comment about the ears.
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb 2006, 16:49    Post_subject:  

Sorry about that, I was in rare form when I wrote that question... Twisted Evil Laughing Wink
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb 2006, 21:30    Post_subject:  

I think David commented earlier that the ears are a very difficult thing to do.

When I look my desktop, I think Puppy is visiting me from the "other world"
-- he looks kind of other-worldy, or maybe an alien.

Anyway, if anyone want to fiddle with it, here's the SVG:
(note, I edited it in Sodipodi)
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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Mar 2006, 15:04    Post_subject: leggo my logo  

Very interesting. I understand Barry K and his concerns. But let me try and put a different spin on this topic.

The puppy community is large. And as Barry has pointed out many pup logo's exist.
Growing with puppy, I noticed that we usually roll with the flow; testing the water's and if it feels good we usually go in.

I say look into creative commons licensing. This way pup's can share with other's while your
hard work is stil protected.

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tronkel


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Mar 2006, 17:35    Post_subject: Copyright on Puppy Logo  

It is now surely the right time to look at copyright issues here regarding the Puppy Linux logo.

It has now reached the stage where "Puppy Linux" is effectively a branded operating system. Brands are everything in today's business world. Puppy Linux is going to be bundled in a big way with hardware very soon now. Some say that the road to Linux's acceptance in the world of normal end-users will be precisely via Puppy Linux - so this has got to be a matter of great importance. There are obvious financial implications here even although the system is perceived as "Open Source"/"Freeware" . This is an issue here even if Barry does not want to or has little interest in becoming rich from this. Cash could be important for the long-term viability of the project itself.

The two separate words "Puppy" and "Linux" are clearly not individually copyrightable since "puppy" is a common linguistic term and "Linux" is already spoken for by Linus Torvalds - BUT the combination of the 2 words i.e. "PUPPY LINUX" appears to be a first as far as I am aware - so therefore the term belongs to Barry as far as I can see since he was the first to coin and use the term. This is also recognisable in the version of the logo that has a picture of the Puppy face plus the words "Puppy Linux" underneath.

I am not a copyright expert, but I assume that since Barry was the first to use this combination of words and picture relating to his original impementation/variation of the Linux system, he should therefore be entitled to copyright protection for both the system itself AND the logo.

Registration of this logo would appear to me to be of somewhat a matter of urgency - even if some legal appraisal and registration costs were involved. Well worth the trouble in this case for sure.

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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Mar 2006, 21:59    Post_subject:  

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I am not a copyright expert, but I assume that since Barry was the first to use this combination of words and picture relating to his original impementation/variation of the Linux system, he should therefore be entitled to copyright protection for both the system itself AND the logo.

In the USA, this is automatic. You don't need to do anything but create it for it to become copyrighted. Trade-marking, on the other hand, needs registration.

I don't know much more about the US policies than that, though, and I know nothing about foriegn copy-righting and trademarking policies.

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Lobster
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Apr 2006, 07:16    Post_subject:  

Tried to download the svg of Barrys version but no luck
Anyone have it?

Any progress on the logo?
We need a logo / sticker for Hardware
with the words
"Puppy Linux Friendly" on them

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PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2006, 02:18    Post_subject:  

Somebody fw'd me a bunch of silly pet pix, thought you all might enjoy this'n-
btw, Distrowatch is still using that old photo... without the context of Barry's explanation, & shrunk tiny like that, it looks like a sad sock puppet) last update: 2/22/06
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