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Please consider removing trademarked logo/artwork in public build scripts
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I'd suggest to include the trademarked logo/artwork only in the official images built by the VyOS(tm) project, and modify the build scripts to not include the official branding in self-built images - so it will be immediately obvious from the boot splash screen that the image is not official, and the user is alerted to use extra caution. It does not replace checking digital signatures, and a bad actor could theoretically make a broken unofficial image with official branding included, but that requires extra steps and could be considered intentional trademark infringement. The suggested change would help prevent accidental trademark infringement, and unnecessary confusion.

There is a precedent for something similar, see - Debian has two logos, open-use one and restricted-use one. As I understand, unofficial modified Debian builds are not allowed to use the restricted-use logo.


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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Perfectly compatible
Issue type
Feature/functionality removal

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syncer triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Jun 6 2024, 9:43 PM
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It's user's responsibility to comply with trademark and copyright requirements

True, it is the user's responsibility to comply, no disagreement on that.
But a fairly simple change would make user's compliance easier, and it would be a win-win for everyone - why not?
Users who spend less time navigating a minefield of legal issues, could spend more doing useful things for the project.
It's not Invalid by any means. At least in my humble opinion - if you disagree, that's fine but please provide reasoned counter-arguments.