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Django Trademark License Agreement

The Django Software Foundation (DSF) is the owner of the Django trademark, and as such, it is necessary for us to protect this mark. Part of this protection is to clearly define criteria that must be satisfied in order to use the Django trademark.

Django is an Open Source project, and as such it is important to the Django Software Foundation that the uses of the Django trademark are in the spirit of Open Source. This license attempts to codify the practices generally accepted in an Open Source community regarding the use of a trademark. Broadly speaking, this means that the community should be allowed to use the trademark to identify related products, libraries, community organizations, events, or education and training materials, as long as that activity doesn't violate the spirit of Open Source. The license also attempts to place some light social pressure on those directly using the Django trademark to make money. Anyone making a profit by using the Django trademark is required to report what proportion of that money will be contributed back to the community.

It's also important to note that this license only applies if you intend to use (or are already using) a trademark of your own that incorporates the Django name, and/or incorporates the official logo/colors of the Django project. If your usage of the Django name is purely nominative, you don't need to license the Django trademark -- nominative use is an allowed use under trademark law.

For more detailed answers to questions about this license, please read the F.A.Q.

Creative Commons LicenseThe text of this trademark license is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Django Trademark License

The Django Software Foundation, as the owner of registered and common law trademarks in the Django name and logo, licenses the use of the Django trademarks to the community under the following conditions:

1. Service Identification

You may use the Django name and logo on a list of services, tools, or supported platforms, or as an identifier that a product or service is Django-related, provided that the usage of the logo does not imply that the organization is official or otherwise endorsed by the DSF, or by the Django Core team as representatives of the Django project, and the logo acts as a hyperlink to the main Django Project website wherever technically possible.

3. Groups and Events

  1. You may incorporate the Django name into the name of any group or event, provided that:

    1. The purpose of the group or event is to educate, provide networking opportunities, or provide a social outlet for Django users;
    2. The name of the group or event is formed by combining the name "Django" with other words that qualify the geographical location, intended audience, or the activities of the group or event. The only exception to this is the name "DjangoCon", which must not be used without the permission of the DSF;
    3. If the group or event requires fees for membership or attendance, it must be made clear at time the fee is paid what income organizers will be deriving from the event, and what proportion of event profits, if any, will be returned to the DSF as a donation;
    4. The website for the group or event does not imply that it is official or otherwise endorsed by the DSF, or by the Django Core team as representatives of the Django project;
    5. The group or event agrees to adhere to the Django Community code of conduct; and
    6. The group or event also adopts a specific Code of Conduct governing the behavior of participants.
  2. A group or event may use a logo that incorporates the Django logo by adding a word or picture that identifies the locality (for example, the name of a city, or a stylized image of an identifiable city landmark), audience, or activities of the group or event.

4. Merchandise

You may produce merchandise displaying the Django name or logo, provided that:

  1. Artwork to be printed on merchandise has been formally approved by the DSF;
  2. The products on which the artwork is to appear has been formally approved by the DSF; and
  3. If the product is to be sold, the individual or organization producing the product must make a clear statement declaring what proportion of the sale price will be retained by the organizers, and what proportion, if any, will be contributed back to the DSF.

To obtain formal approval for your merchandise sale, please submit an electronic copy of the proof artwork, plus a list of all products to be sold, to foundation@djangoproject.com.

5. Products and services serving the community

You may incorporate the Django name into any website or product whose purpose is to organize, educate or inform the Django community, provided that:

  1. The website or product does not use the official Django logo or color palette in its design, except as provided for by Section 1 of this license;
  2. The website or product does not imply that it is official or otherwise endorsed by the DSF, or by the Django Core team as representatives of the Django project; and
  3. If a fee is to be charged for the product, or for access to any or all of the material on the website, a clear statement must exist declaring what proportion of those fees will be retained by the authors, and what proportion, if any, will be contributed back to the DSF. A link to this statement must be prominently displayed on the website or product.

6. Other Commercial activity

You may not use the Django name in the registered name of any company, regardless of whether it offers Django-related services.

You may not incorporate the Django name or logo into the name of any product to be sold by a commercial entity, regardless of whether that product or service is Django-related.

7. Domain Names

You may use of the Django name in any internet domain or subdomain:

  1. For any Django-related project meeting the requirements of Section 2 of this license;
  2. For any group or event meeting the requirements of Section 3 of this license;
  3. Any merchandise provider meeting the requirements of Section 4 of this license, provided the products sold under that domain are exclusively Django merchandise; and
  4. Any website or product meeting the requirements of Section 5 of this license.

8. Uses outside of this license

If your usage, or proposed usage, of the Django name or trademark does not meet these criteria, a specific license may be granted to your organization, at the DSF's discretion. Please contact foundation@djangoproject.com with the details of your proposed usage, and a license may be granted.

9. Community standards

Notwithstanding the above, licensees of the Django mark must not use that mark to cast the Django product or Django community into disrepute, or engage in business practices that reflect poorly on the Django product or community.

10. Interpretation

The DSF reserves the right to determine if a usage of the Django trademark meets the requirements and standards of this license.