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Re: [steering-discuss] Granting authorization to use the TDF logo for the french local association La Mouette


Le Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:30:49 +0200,
Bernhard Dippold <> a écrit :

Hi Charles, all,

I'm not a SC member, so my opinion should not be understood as voting.

Thorsten Behrens schrieb:
Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
The French Association La Mouette, co-organising the LibreOffice
Conference and representing the french speaking community, is
drafting a pamphlet / brochure to be handed out to some specific
audience (CIOs - CTOs of specific sectors) . La Mouette is asking
us the authorization to use the full TDF/LibreOffice logo (with
the TDF outline).

La Mouette is the NGO representing the Francophone community.

My question is: Are they part of this community or are they a
different entity consisting of the same people?

hmm; it's fair to say that they represent the francophone community.
They were the previous OOo french association.

As different entity they should *not* use the official logo dedicated
to the community and TDF alone.

But if the French community creates a pamphlet that is printed and 
distributed by La Mouette, they have the right to use the full logo.

I would like to ask the SC to answer positively to this request.
This does not preclude us, however to start this "NGOs committee"
we talked about in 2010 and work with them on collaboration on the
local level, as this is only one specific question about a

Hi Charles,

if this brochure is positively advertizing TDF/LibreOffice, I see no
reason not to endorse it with our official logo - I understand it's
presented as kind of a supportive quote from TDF?

Even if the brochure advertises TDF/LibreOffice in the most positive 
light, this doesn't mean that we should allow external entities to 
behave as if they were the community or TDF.

Advertising LibreOffice can be done without any negative impact by
using the logo without TDF subline.

And for advertising TDF we don't have any rules by now (and no logo 
different from the LibreOffice logo with subline).

So my take in this question would be:

Have the brochure created by the French community on their list and
let La Mouette distribute it. In this case the brochure is an
official resource of the community and therefore allowed to use the
logo with subline.

Best regards


PS: If La Mouette is set up as part of the community, this topic
would be much easier, but I don't know if their statutes contain such
a phrase...

I would still grant them the right to use the logo, but as I wrote in
my proposal, other conventions/protocols need to be discussed with the
NGOs. However, given the work they're helping us with, we should grant
them the right to use the logo on the brochure.


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