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Re: Proposed changes to Semantic Web logo policies

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:35:35 +0200
Message-ID: <471DC067.8040904@w3.org>
To: Renato Golin <renato@ebi.ac.uk>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
Renato,

just for my understanding...

Renato Golin wrote:
> 
> Hi Ian,
> 
> Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>>  1) The logos with the "W3C logo" in them can be distributed
>>     freely and used without permission but not modified. This
>>     corresponds to the W3C Document license, or, I believe,
>>     this Creative Commons license:
>>        http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
> 
> This prohibits the rubik's cube modification, I believe that's not what
> you want.
> 

The cube (alone) is covered by entry (2) below. This entry is
exclusively for the case where both the SW/cube and the W3C appear  in
the same logo, ie:

http://www.w3.org/Icons/SW/sw-horz-w3c.png

do I miss something here?

Thanks

Ivan


> 
>>  2) The cube and cube+'Semantic Web' can be distributed
>>     freely. They can be used for derivative works (including used
>>     with other imagery and modifications to the cube colors)
>>     without permission as long as:
>>
>>        - The cube shape is not changed.
>>        - There is attribution of W3C (following some
>>          guidelines that we still need to draft).
>>
>>     This Creative Commons license seems close:
>>     http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
>>
>>     Any other usage would require W3C permission.
> 
> That's the best license, but not localized:
> 
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
> 
> 
>>  3) People need to contact W3C before making any commercial use
>>     of any of these logos. W3C may start doing more to
>>     support itself by selling mugs, etc. I'd like to keep
>>     that possibility open.
> 
> This is a requirement on CC 3.0 above.
> 
> 
>>  4) On the Web:
>>
>>     a) The cube and cube+'Semantic Web' can link anywhere.
>>     b) The technology badges can link anywhere, but W3C
>>        recommends some URIs (e.g., for SPARQL, 
>>        the URI of the home page for that technology).
>>     c) The Semantic Web logos with "W3C" in them must
>>        link to the W3C site (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/).
> 
> Again, required by CC 3.0
> 
> I believe the easiest way is to license under CC 3.0 (non-localized,
> with derivatives) and list your URLs to link to.
> 
> cheers,
> --renato
> 

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