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Gentoo Name and Logo Usage Guidelines

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1.  Preliminaries

This document describes proper use of the Gentoo name, the "g" logo and any other associated marks for software and computer-related efforts that are not under the direction of the Gentoo Foundation, Inc. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

Gentoo Foundation, Inc. reserve the right to change these terms from time to time at their sole discretion. For that reason, we encourage you to review this statement periodically.

2.  Definitions

The Gentoo project

The volunteer development efforts currently directed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.

Content produced by the Gentoo project

Any content that is copyright Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

The "g" logo

Gentoo artwork

All artwork produced by the Gentoo project (see above definition).

Gentoo community site

A non-profit website whose primary objective is to provide any Gentoo user with additional information on Gentoo and Gentoo-related topics.

3.  Ownership of marks

The name "Gentoo" and the "g" logo are currently trademarks of Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

4.  Use of Gentoo name

You are permitted to use the Gentoo name in computer-related content, provided that:

  1. You acknowledge that the name "Gentoo" is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc., and
  2. you do not entitle any software project or computer-related product "Gentoo" or have "Gentoo" appear within its name, and
  3. the fully-qualified domain name for your software project or computer-related products does not contain "Gentoo", and
  4. you clearly state that the content, project, site, product or any other type of item with which the "Gentoo" name is associated is not part of the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

We do not consider these restrictions to apply to the Gentoo file manager project, developed by Emil Bink, as it is not an operating system project.

5.  Use of Gentoo Logo and artwork

You are permitted to use the Gentoo "g" logo and artwork copyright Gentoo Foundation, Inc. (hereafter called "Gentoo artwork") under the following conditions:

Commercial Use

Commercial use of the Gentoo "g" logo and Gentoo artwork is allowed for any software or computer hardware product that contains or is based upon content produced by the Gentoo project, or any project or service referencing Gentoo or the Gentoo Project, provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. You acknowledge that the "g" logo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc. and that any Gentoo artwork is copyright Gentoo Foundation, Inc., and
  2. the artwork used is not the primary (largest) mark displayed on the product, and is thus intended to convey that the product contains "content produced by the Gentoo project", but is not itself a product being sold or supported by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

Commercial use of the Gentoo "g" logo and Gentoo artwork for any other purpose is expressly denied.

Non-Commercial Use

Non-commercial use of the "g" logo and Gentoo artwork is permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. You acknowledge that the "g" logo is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc., and that any Gentoo artwork is copyright Gentoo Foundation, Inc, and,
  2. the "g" logo and Gentoo artwork are used in content that pertain to "the Gentoo project", as directed by the Gentoo Foundation, Inc., and not any effort outside or beyond the authority of the Gentoo Foundation, Inc., and
  3. you clearly state that the content, project, site, product or any other type of item with which the "g" logo or Gentoo artwork is associated is not part of the Gentoo project and is not directed or managed by Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

6.  Gentoo Community Projects

Gentoo Foundation, Inc. grant Gentoo community sites, as defined above, the right to use the Gentoo name in their project name and fully qualified domain name provided that:

  1. the website clearly states, on each page, that the project is no official Gentoo project by labelling itself as a "news site", "fan site", "unofficial site" or "community site", and
  2. the website does not closely mimic the name or layout of one of our official websites, and
  3. you acknowledge that the name "Gentoo" is a trademark of Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

Any other use of the Gentoo name, logo and artwork remains bound by the beforementioned guidelines.



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Page updated December 11, 2005

Summary: This document covers the guidelines on the Gentoo Name and Logo usage.

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