FYI, This community logo question can be relevant for providing business card to Wikipedian without using the Wikipédia logo.
Charles ___________________________________________________________ Charles ANDRES, Chief Science Officer "Wikimedia CH" – Association for the advancement of free knowledge – www.wikimedia.ch Skype: charles.andres.wmch IRC://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-ch > Le 21 sept. 2013 à 12:16, "Tomasz W. Kozlowski" <tom...@twkozlowski.net> a > écrit : > > Hello community, > this is to inform you that in response to the trademarking of the Wikimedia > community logo, created in 2006 by Artur “WarX” Fijałkowski, which was > discussed on this mailing list as well as on Meta back in March, a > small group of community members—Artur, myself, Federico Leva (Nemo) and John > Vandenberg—have initiated a formal process of opposition against the > registration of the trademark by the Foundation in order to *reclaim the > logo* for unrestricted use by the community. > > We appreciate the Foundation’s protection of the other trademarks they have > registered so far, including the logos of Wikipedia, Wikisource and some > other sister projects. In the case of the community logo, however, it is our > belief that the Foundation’s actions are exactly opposite to what the > community logo stands for and contradict the purpose behind its very > existence. > > We would like to make it clear that it is not our intention to damage anyone; > our actions are a challenge against what we perceive as unilateral > declaration of ownership of an asset that has always belonged to the wider > community, and not to one or another organisation that is part of the > movement. By formally opposing the registration of the trademark we hope to > ensure the history of this logo is not disregarded, and we wish to protect > the community against unnecessary bureaucracy and, to use another quote, let > “groups who do not purport to represent the WMF” to continue to be able to > freely associate with a logo that has been part of their identity for so long. > > We also want to note that this is in no way a legal action against the > Foundation, but a simple notice of opposition against the registration of the > logo in the European Union. If we assume good faith, we can only be confident > that the WMF, having now a formal occasion, will withdraw its registration of > the logo rather than continue using movement resources to force the community > into lengthy, expensive proceedings. > > We invite all community members interested in this issue to express their > opinions at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Logo/Reclaim_the_Logo > > If any of you would like to help us in any way (covering the costs of the > opposition, promoting the discussion, etc.), please feel free to contact us > off–list. > > Artur Fijalkowski (WarX) > Tomasz Kozlowski (odder) > Federico Leva (Nemo) > John Vandenberg (jayvdb) > > == References == > *  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg > *  > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-March/124715.html > *  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Logo > *  > http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-March/124730.html > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>
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