[R] "Use R" -- term and logo copyright?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Oct 13 15:40:50 CEST 2009


Yooze R!

On second thought, probably not quite right for King's College.


dig R!


On Oct 9, 2009, at 3:46 PM, Marianne Promberger wrote:

> Dear list,
> I would like to start some R workshops at King's College London, and
> to do so, I would like to use the "Use R!" logo at
> http://www.agrocampus-ouest.fr/math/useR-2009//useR%21%202008_fichiers/useR-middle.png
> Since it seems to be difficult to get a shell account at KCL, I also  
> went
> ahead and registered use-r.org.uk and am starting to put together a
> website at kcl.use-r.org.uk.
> I really like the "Use R!" slogan, which seems to be used by the R
> user conferences and Springer (the latter without the exclamation
> mark).
> Even more, I really *really* like "Use R!" logo.  I think it is very
> elegant indeed! Kudos to whoever designed it.
> However, I'm completely in the dark about copyright issues of the logo
> and the slogan.
> Can I use (a) the logo and/or (b) the slogan for the KCL R workshops?
> I think it is quite clear from "my" website that this is neither about
> the Springer book series nor about an R user conference.
> I enquired with the agrocampus-ouest.fr website about the logo but was
> pointed to r-project.org and the R development core team. I thought in
> that case it might be best to ask here to have the answer publicly
> available -- sorry if I overlooked the information online somewhere.
> Marianne
> -- 
> Marianne Promberger PhD, King's College London
> http://promberger.info
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David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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