[License-discuss] Logo for an (O)pen (S)ource (Li)cense (C)ompendium

Reincke, Karsten k.reincke at telekom.de
Wed Feb 22 17:12:08 UTC 2012

Dear OSI Experts,

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) is writing an Open Source License Compendium, which we intend to be made available to the whole Open Source community.

Large (IT) companies are particularily challenged by the quantity of licenses and their various versions. It is becoming quite expensive for each company to allocate and train employees as "Open Source License Experts" in order to ensure that the company acts according to those Open Source licenses touched by their projects. A better solution would be to have something like a "compendium" which lists all relevant usage scenarios, and offers for the major Open Source licenses something like a to-do list that describes what one has to do in order to fulfill the license conditions applicable to these usage scenarios. As far as we know such a reliable compendium doesn't exist at the moment.

Following the spirit of Open Source Software, DTAG wants to publish this compendium under the license 'Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany'. Moreover, DTAG intends to host the sources of this compendium on github: we want to follow the rule 'publish early, publish often', and to develop this compendium together with the community.

As this compendium will serve the Open Source community, and also perhaps help the Open Source Initiative achieve its goals of promoting open source usage and bridging the gaps between producers and consumers of open source software, we would like adopt a logo that reflects this. As such, we are considering this image: http://www.oslic.org/fileadmin/images/oslic-logo-315x252.png. We would like to ask the Open Source Initiative if this would be acceptable to the organisation.

We understand that 'Opensource.org site content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License'. Hence, deriving something from the OSI logo can be achieved, and we naturally also want to respect the OSI Logo Usage Guidelines ( http://www.opensource.org/logo-usage-guidelines). Our proposed logo shall express that the OSLiC (Open Source License Compendium) shall act according to the spirit and intentions of the 'umbrella' Open Source Initiative

We look forward to your feedback, and sincerely hope that the proposed logo is acceptable. Please let us know if this is the case.

Best Regards
K. Reincke, G. Sharpe, J. Dobson
Deutsche Telekom AG
Products & Innovation
Karsten Reincke, PMP®
Fach-Senior Manager T&P/A&S/TM
T-Online-Allee 1
64295 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 6151 680 - 8941
Fax.: +49 6151 680 - 2529
E-Mail k.reincke at telekom.de

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