Should GGL.o display (R) mark around the Linux name?
Gustavo suggested that we might display the Â® symbol behind the Linux and GNU/Linux words (in part of all of the GetGNULinux.org website and its translations).
I could not decide clearly on the matter (since we are clearly not going to get sued for our use of the trademark, it is not purely necessary)- so I bring this up here.
Note that 1) I'll apply for a sublicense at the Linux Mark Institute as soon as the association is set-up and 2) This is only about the word "Linux" (the Microsoft trademark signs are all staying here).
- Trademarks are acceptable, but the symbol may not be important or useful. Microsoft and Adobe already have incredibly aggressive "guidelines" about how we may or may not use their words in our sentences. For some people, the symbol Â® is associated with that kind of restrictions.
- The symbol Â® is making reading "heavier on the eye". Especially when GNU/Linux is already not nice.
- We only get one chance to make a first impression. People often hear about "Linux" as something aside, something not really official. Many people will have heard of it through people who don't really know what it is. So when they land on GGL they might take GNU/Linux more seriously, straight away. They identify it as something "official".
Please add your own arguments and give your opinion! I'm curious to read.