re: What about logos? Why do all open source free content-supportive organisations currently have copyrighted logos?
To my mind, the "main" or "proper" use of a trademark is to enable to "customer" to know who he is dealing with. Allowing a free for all use of trademarks and logos would negate these benefits to the "customers" (I will try and word this better later. I have pondered recently the possibility of dual trademarks, one freely usable and one protected. Text versus graphic or logo based. So if you forked project foo, you could still call yours foo, but you would need to develop a new logo or graphical trademark. Does anyone see any merit to this idea at all?
--Zotz 01:23, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
I have added a few paragraphs in the FAQ itself. I hope nobody minds. Also, I apologize for the likely English mistakes in those additions! --Antoine 04:23, 10 May 2006 (CEST)
How Will People Make Money?
There are two logical errors in the argument that Freedom prevents people making their fortunes like they all do under proprietary culture. :-)
The first is that very few people make any money under proprietary culture. Even relatively well-known artists and musicians will not make a living off reproduction rights or sales of their work.
The second is that Freedom is more important than maximising profit for middlemen.
It is good to tackle the question of making money, but it is not good to concede the grounds of the debate to the middlemen whose usurous control of "content" is challenged by Freedom.
--Rob Myers 19:55, 14 June 2006 (CEST)