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Michael Spencer-2
I'm setting up an internal GIS user group at work. I'd like a little logo for our MS Teams page to help people identify the group purpose.

My org is a funny beast and works across education, research and consultancy. Our consultancy recently began migrating to QGIS and within research and teaching we use QGIS, ArcGIS, GRASS and R.

Is it appropriate to use the OSGeo emblem for this? To me it seems a good way to promote the overarching nature of the OSGeo project and I can't see anything that says I shouldn't use it on the OSGeo logo pages. However I want to check this isn't a faux pas!

There will be a resources section in the Teams page linking to OSGeo projects.

Thoughts welcome,
Mike

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Jo Cook
Hi Mike,

While I agree there's not much on the OSGeo website about it (actually
there are some trademark guidelines but they are hard to find-
https://www.osgeo.org/legal-information/ my gut feeling is that it's
not an appropriate use of the logo, unfortunately. That's mainly
because it sounds as if your internal GIS group will not be focusing
specifically on open source software, and certainly not just OSGeo,
and I think that would count as confusing the OSGeo brand.

What you could do, though, is email the address at the bottom of the
page I linked to and ask if they think it's OK?

All the best

Jo



On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 3:42 PM Mike Spencer <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> I'm setting up an internal GIS user group at work. I'd like a little logo for our MS Teams page to help people identify the group purpose.
>
> My org is a funny beast and works across education, research and consultancy. Our consultancy recently began migrating to QGIS and within research and teaching we use QGIS, ArcGIS, GRASS and R.
>
> Is it appropriate to use the OSGeo emblem for this? To me it seems a good way to promote the overarching nature of the OSGeo project and I can't see anything that says I shouldn't use it on the OSGeo logo pages. However I want to check this isn't a faux pas!
>
> There will be a resources section in the Teams page linking to OSGeo projects.
>
> Thoughts welcome,
> Mike
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Michael Spencer-2
Thanks Jo,

That was my feeling. If I'd felt it was OK I'd have just done it! I'll make some generic map/compass signal for the thumbnail.

Mike

On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 at 16:01, Jo Cook <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Mike,

While I agree there's not much on the OSGeo website about it (actually
there are some trademark guidelines but they are hard to find-
https://www.osgeo.org/legal-information/ my gut feeling is that it's
not an appropriate use of the logo, unfortunately. That's mainly
because it sounds as if your internal GIS group will not be focusing
specifically on open source software, and certainly not just OSGeo,
and I think that would count as confusing the OSGeo brand.

What you could do, though, is email the address at the bottom of the
page I linked to and ask if they think it's OK?

All the best

Jo



On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 3:42 PM Mike Spencer <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I'm setting up an internal GIS user group at work. I'd like a little logo for our MS Teams page to help people identify the group purpose.
>
> My org is a funny beast and works across education, research and consultancy. Our consultancy recently began migrating to QGIS and within research and teaching we use QGIS, ArcGIS, GRASS and R.
>
> Is it appropriate to use the OSGeo emblem for this? To me it seems a good way to promote the overarching nature of the OSGeo project and I can't see anything that says I shouldn't use it on the OSGeo logo pages. However I want to check this isn't a faux pas!
>
> There will be a resources section in the Teams page linking to OSGeo projects.
>
> Thoughts welcome,
> Mike
> _______________________________________________
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> [hidden email]
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