Hugo Logo: terms of use

#1

Are there an terms of use concerning the Hugo logo?

#2

/cc @spf13

#3

It’s copyrighted and not released under a CC or other license. I haven’t setup a formal set of terms for it.

If you have a specific use, just ask and I’d be glad to let you use if I think it is appropriate.

Here seems as good a place as any to ask.

#4

Thanks for this answer. For now I only want to know whether I can use it in a blog post about Hugo.

But maybe I’ll have a more specific use. I’ll come back in due time.

#5

If you would like to use the logo in a blog post that’s fine. We encourage people to use it in footers as “powered by Hugo”. I should draft up an official “usage terms” one of these days.

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#6

Writing a blog post about Hugo and using the logo in the story to help describe or identify Hugo should fall under Fair Use.

#7

There is no such thing like “fair use” in Germany. We have a ridiculously rigid copyright regime. Some days ago the highest constitutional court in Germany had to decide whether it is legal to use 2 seconds of noise from the band Kraftwerk in a sampling for another musician. Generations of lawyers in Germany live from trolling ordinary people who share pictures on Facebook. (Google for “Abmahnung”) You can even be sued if you use a picture from wikipedia which has a CC license.

But leaving this aside. As a long time evangelist for Open Source Software esp. Python and Plone I think it is a good thing to have some kind of terms how to use the logo of an Open Source Project. It makes things a little easier. You could eg. grant the usage generally a specific context: in articles or books about Hugo (what you call fair use).

Personally, nevertheless, I would always ask the copyright holder (in this case @spf13) when I want to use a logo for example on a book cover or the frontpage of a brochure.