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Re: A new Semantic Web logo?

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 20:38:45 +0000
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, bnowack@semsol.com, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <1192739925.21450.37.camel@localhost>
On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 11:23 +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 16:41 +0200, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> >> Benjamin,
> >>
> >> Thanks for the background. This is much appreciated.
> >>
> >> Here are some concrete gripes I have with the usage policy.
> > 
> > Hi Richard,
> > 
> > Thank you for the input. We will review the suggestions and 
> > try to have answers by early next week. I will say that one
> > challenge is finding the right balance between trying to maintain
> > consistent usage of the logo ('more control by W3C') and promoting 
> > modifications to fit user needs in context ('less control by W3C').
> > I can see the case for both and are thinking about this question
> > actively.
> 
> Re usage and the idea of "disparage" in
> 
> "The logo may not be used to disparage W3C, its Member organizations, 
> services, or products.",
> 
> here's a concrete test case: do you consider 
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbri/428172848/ as disparaging W3C 
> products, services etc? I just think it's funny and honest, but I can 
> see how it might be read that way.

The language provides room for interpretation. I hope we don't
need even more legalese. There's plenty of room for parody-with-a-bite.

 _ Ian

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