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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re:Getting permission to use OpenOffice Trademarks (draft)
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2011 15:11:58 GMT
This is great Rob, thanks for digging it out. It probably should go on the

Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Nov 19, 2011 2:56 PM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:

> We went through this all a couple of months ago.  We processed
> permission requests for a book and a training certificate program.
> But the community has grown and there are list members who were not
> around back then.  So this information is worth repeating.  And if we
> think this information is useful, I can put it on the website as well.
> Feedback/corrections are welcome.
> -Rob
> ===============================================
> Apache OpenOffice Trademarks
> The Apache Software Foundation hold trademarks on behalf of its
> projects.  For the Apache OpenOffice project these trademarks include
> the names Apache OpenOffice and, as well as the
> graphical logo.  Use of these marks is prohibited without explicit
> permission from ASF.
> However, the Apache OpenOffice project is happy to work with 3rd
> parties who desire to use these trademarks in ways that are beneficial
> to the project, which do not imply endorsement by ASF, and which are
> fully in conformance with Apache policies.
> To request such permission, follow these steps:
> 1) First familiarize yourself with the Apache Trademark Policy [1].
> Many of the common cases are already addressed there.  And some uses
> of ASF marks ("nominative use") are automatically allowed.
> 2) Email a proposal to  In the
> proposal, please include:
> a) Name and contact information of the company, organization or person
> requesting the permission
> b) A list of what ASF controlled marks you wish to use
> c) A description of how these marks would be used.  Give supporting
> detail, along with context  If you are requesting use of the logo, for
> example, provide a prototype of how the logo would appear in the
> context of the overall design.
> d) Any other information you think would be useful, e.g., any impeding
> deadlines
> 2) On receipt of the proposal, the Apache OpenOffice PMC will review
> and decide whether or not to recommend approval.
> 3) If the PMC recommends approval, then they will forward their
> recommendation, along with your proposal and any follow up
> communications, to the Apache V.P. of Brand Management for final
> approval.
> 4) We will then notify you of the outcome.
> [1]:

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