Yes, I'm also pretty surprised of that WMF's move!
Emmanuel

Le 19/03/2013 15:47, Charles Andrès a écrit :
> An interesting discussion about Community logo and WMF legal team.
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>> *De : *Tomasz W. Kozłowski <odder.w...@gmail.com
>> <mailto:odder.w...@gmail.com>>
>> *Objet : **[Wikimedia-l] Free as in Wikimedia Foundation*
>> *Date : *19 mars 2013 13:12:04 UTC+01:00
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>> Hi community,
>> I would like to bring to your attention a matter that's currently
>> being discussed on Meta, one that has not yet gained too much interest
>> (though it was discussed during IRC office hours, and was mentioned on
>> one mailing list, as far as I see).
>>
>> It seems that the Wikimedia Foundation registered a community logo
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg> as
>> a trademark in the United States, with the international application
>> still pending.
>>
>> The logo was originally created in 2006 by User:WarX (Artur
>> Fijałkowski) , and was adopted as the logo of Meta-Wiki in 2008 — and
>> as far as I can recall, the very point of it being created was to (1)
>> have a community logo released into the public domain and (2) to have
>> a community logo which was /not a trademark/.
>>
>> I am especially worried about the WMF not informing the community
>> about their trademark registration — we have only found out about it
>> via an edit on Commons
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=84864201&oldid=49625546>,
>> and then after asking about it during IRC office hours at the end of
>> January.
>>
>> As far as I understand, the WMF has not discussed trademark
>> registration with the author of the logo
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=92395329&oldid=92392542>
>> — though obviously, since Artur-WarX released it into the public
>> domain, it would've only be good manners, and not a legal requirement.
>>
>> The discussion is taking place on Meta at
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Logo>, and all
>> comments are welcome.
>>
>> -- 
>> Tomasz W. Kozłowski
>> a.k.a. [[user:odder]]
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