[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM merchandise

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Fri Jul 20 13:18:19 UTC 2012

Hi Platonides,

I'm pretty sure the intention of Susana here was that no naming/mentioning
requirements were strictly necessary at all for WLM purposes (so that it is
most useful as a logo). If you wish you could ask her of course to

The point is that you name/mention where reasonable (as a Good Citizen) but
if it obstructs you in the usage (like on a T-shirt) it wouldn't be
necessary. That is why I asked her to add that exception.

Hope that clarifies,

2012/7/19 Platonides <platonides at gmail.com>

> On 19/07/12 23:58, Cyriel Brusse wrote:
> > It's all up to you who you ant to give it to: remember though that you
> > will be asked to pay your part in the production costs: WMF will only be
> > taking care for the costs of shipping to your country.
> > I can image that you, for instance, want to order t-shirts for the
> > volunteers (recognizable at the event and a nice
> > thank-you-for-being-a-volunteer)  and as many pens, stickers and buttons
> > as you think people will be attending you activities.
> > I don't think the WLM-logo is actually
> > branded by the WMF yet and therefore does not fall under the Trademark
> > Policy,
> The logo is CC-BY-SA 3.0 + GFDL, with a "no name listing required for
> WLM" exception (note you'd still need to provide the license!).
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LUSITANA_WLM_2011_d.svg
> > The selling of merchandise on the other hand is a touchy subject: be
> > aware that there are rules about what you are and are not allowed to do
> > with Wikimedia-merchandise. I think "/You may make t-shirts, desktop
> wallpaper, or
> > baseball caps with Wikimedia Marks on them, though only for yourself,
> > your friends (meaning people from whom you don't receive anything of
> > value in return), and donors and other Chapter or Foundation supporters,
> > so long as you are giving them away rather than selling them. /
> > <
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy#Wikimedia_Marks_and_Merchandise
> >"
> > is still a nice one to use as a guideline.
> Good point. I was considering a price for paying the production costs,
> not for getting rich, but it seems that wouldn't be allowed for a WMF
> trademark either. It might be allowed if the selling entity were a
> chapter, though. You'd need to check the agreement.
> Nasty copyright giving us troubles even when we're having fun making
> t-shirts :)
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