TrademarkGuidelines

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Please refer to the Official OSGeo Trademark Guidelines.

The text below is intended to help clarify for the community appropriate uses of OSGeo Trademarked material. It is currently in draft, please refer to the above link for more definetive definitions and when in doubt do not hesitate to ask the Marketing Committee The results of this page will most likely be added to the official Trademark FAQ once they've been finalized.


Use Cases

OSGeo subgroups

OSGeo Project

Projects accepted to OSGeo Incubation, Graduated or Archived are free to display the OSGeo logo and name on their materials in conjunction with their project. If still in incubation it is recommended that you use the "OSGeo Incubation" logo. The logo and name are intended to be displayed along side of the project's own logo and indicate affiliation and link back to OSGeo. It's also expected that project materials always contain references back to OSGeo unless there are technical/space limitations preventing such usage.


OSGeo Chapter

OSGeo Chapters and chapters in formation are welcome to display the OSGeo name and logo on their chapter materials. Official Chapters may also state that they are official and chapters in formation may state their in progress status, either way your chapter should be listed on the OSGeo website and/or wiki. Chapters may either display their own logo alongside the OSGeo logo and/or use a slightly modified version of the OSGeo logo. The recommended modified logo only modifies the name of the Chapter not the OSGeo name or logo in any way. If projects would like to use elements of the OSGeo logo with modifications other than changing the Chapter name it is recommended that this be displayed next to the OSGeo logo and that modified versions be shown to the Marketing Committee.

  "OSGeo California Chapter" (Example, Chapter name added to logo)
  " Chapter" (Example, Remixed logo with Original logo)

OSGeo Sponsors

OSGeo Sponsors are encouraged to display the "OSGeo Sponsor" logo and link back to the foundation where appropriate. Sponsor may not claim endorsement by OSGeo nor modify the OSGeo Logo and other Trademarks in any way.

  "Company X is a proud sponsor of The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo Logo & Link)".
  "Company Y is a platinum sponsor of The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo Logo & Link)".
  "Company Z sponsors FOSS4G (Logo and/or Link) and The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo Logo & Link)".

Service Providers

OSGeo service providers who use/like OSGeo products are encourage to display the "OSGeo logo" and link back to the foundation where appropriate. Service providers may not claim endorsement by OSGeo nor modify the OSGeo Logo and other Trademarks in any way.

  "We provide commercial support for software from The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo Logo & Link)".
  "We create custom solutions using OSGeo (OSGeo Logo & Link) software"

Other

Non-OSGeo Projects

Other projects not covered by the above are welcome to display "OSGeo" logo and link back to the foundation where ever they want in the context of directing people to the foundation. Such projects should not claim endorsement of an kind by "OSGeo" nor modify the OSGeo Logo and other Trademarks in any way.

  "Built with OSGeo (OSGeo Logo & Link) software"

Factual Statements

For Blogs, Articles, Tweets etc. Same as above.

  "Openlayers is an OSGeo Project (OSGeo Logo & Link)"
  "I highly recommend you check out The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo Logo & Link)".