The Crust Marks

These Guidelines cover the Crust marks in word or logo form. This set of marks is collectively referred to as the “Crust Marks.”

General Guidelines for Using the Crust Marks

Product Quality

It is fundamentally important to us that any permitted use of the Crust Marks is of the highest quality and integrity and meet the highest standards. To ensure this is the case, we reserve the right to revoke your permission at any time.

Fair Use

We acknowledge and support your right to make “fair use” of the Crust Marks, and do not mean to suggest with these Guidelines that our permission is required in such cases. We cannot, however, tell you categorically what will and will not qualify as a “fair use.”

For copies of the Crust logo itself, please refer to the press page.

Linking to crust.tech

We are pleased to permit you to link to crust.tech from your web site. We have provided several logo graphics for you to choose from. To use these logos you must agree that:

  • The logos will be used only on the Internet, only as a link to crust.tech, and not as a favicon;
  • You will not imply or state an endorsement by Crust Technologies or otherwise misrepresent your relationship with Crust;
  • You will not disparage Crust using the logos;
  • Your use of the logos will not be deceptive or false in any regard;
  • You will not create a browser or border environment around Crust content;
  • You may link to Crust content;
  • Your web site will not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial, and will contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups; and
  • This permission may be rescinded at any time, in which case you will immediately remove the logos from your web site.

Merchandise

You are welcome to make use of the Crust Marks to produce merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, bags, jackets, sweatshirts, mugs, and desktop wallpapers and give them to your friends, family, community members, provided there is no commercial interest behind it. You have to request permission if you want to commercially distribute articles using the Crust Marks (see “Contact Information” below to request permission).

Domain Names

If you want to include all or part of a Crust Mark in a domain name, you should seek our permission (see “Contact Information” below to request permission). People naturally associate domain names with organizations whose names sound similar. Almost any use of a Crust Mark in a domain name is likely to confuse someone, thus running afoul of the overarching requirement that any use of a Crust Mark is not confusing. By “domain name” we mean to refer to top-level domains and second-level domains, but not sub-domains.

Advocacy Groups

We welcome the use of the Crust Marks in connection with user groups and other Crust advocacy groups, but you may only do so in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Your use is not commercial in nature;
  • In using a Crust Mark, you are in fact referring to the thing that the Crust Mark represents;
  • There is no suggestion (through words or appearance) that your group is approved by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Crust (or its related projects) unless it actually has been so approved, sponsored, or affiliated;
  • You do not incorporate other proprietary or commercial names in your group name; and
  • You do not claim any trademark rights in the name, attempt to register the name with a trademark office or as a trade name, business name, or domain name, or conduct any business under the name.

Events

It is permissible to use the Crust Marks to promote free and open source software events where individuals in Crust appear as ambassadors, distribute Crust media, or otherwise represent Crust, provided:

  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with Crust;
  • You do not disparage Crust using the Crust Marks; and
  • Your use of the Crust Marks is not deceptive or false in any regard.

Individuals can be Crust members, members of the wider community, or Crust users.

Publications

If you want to include all or part of a Crust Mark in the name of a publication such as a book or magazine, you need our permission (see “Contact Information” below to request permission). But you can use the Crust Mark in e.g. a title of review inside a magazine.

Product and Service Names, and Compatibility References

You should not include a Crust Mark in the name of your product or service, regardless of whether it’s commercial or non-commercial in nature. This includes online services, such as e-commerce, community, blog, informational, promotional, and personal home page sites.

With that said, we consider it permissible to use a Crust Mark in a file, folder, directory, or path name.

We also recognize that the Community needs some way to identify projects, products, and services that are compatible with Crust. Our concern is that users not be confused as to whether a compatible project, product, or service is official or not. To address that concern, we request that you indicate compatibility with Crust using one of the following tag-lines (or its equivalent):

  • “Works with Crust”;
  • “Uses Crust”;
  • “Compatible with Crust”;
  • “Powered by Crust”;
  • “Runs on Crust”;
  • “For use with Crust”; or
  • “For Crust”.

Advertising and Marketing Materials, including Business Cards

You may use the Crust Marks in describing and advertising your Crust-related service, or on business cards to identify your affiliation with Crust, so long as:

  • You do not imply or state an endorsement by Crust or otherwise misrepresent your relationship with Crust;
  • You do not disparage Crust using the Crust Marks;
  • Your use of the Crust Marks is not deceptive or false in any regard;
  • Your description, advertising, or other use does not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial, and does contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups; and
  • Your use of the Crust Marks does not include or imply any commitment by Crust to provide support, service, indemnification, or updates.

Business Names

You should not include a Crust Mark in the name of your company or business.

Commentary

We welcome comment and constructive criticism, and we try to have a good sense of humor. It’s fine to use the Crust Marks in your discussion, commentary, criticism, or parody, in ways that unequivocally do not imply endorsement. Please do not create mock or parody products with names based on the Crust Marks. Also, please be aware that, in our opinion, it is not “fair use” to use the Crust Marks in a manner that disparages Crust technology or the Crust Project.

All Other Uses

All other uses of the Crust Marks need to be reserved by us, but we are available to discuss terms for use.

Contact Information

Please contact us if you need assistance regarding these Guidelines, e.g. for discussing your case or requesting permission, using our contact form.

License for these Guidelines

These Guidelines are published under Version 3 of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License, and are derived in part from the openSUSE Trademark Guidelines (February 13, 2017), which in turn is derived in part from the OpenSolaris Trademark Policy 1.0 (May 5, 2008), the Ubuntu and Mozilla Trademark guidelines.

We reserve the right to make changes to the guidelines at any time without notification. We last updated the guidelines on March 5 2018.