Please don’t use our name, logos, or screenshots (“brand materials”) in ways that may be confusing, misleading, or suggest our sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation. For example, your name and logo should be more prominent than The Linux Foundation name or logo. And please don’t edit or change The Linux Foundation logo — we like it how it is!
Advertising, promotional, and sales materials
Please check in with us before using our logo on websites, products, packaging, manuals, or for other commercial or product use. It’s ok to say in text “Member of The Linux Foundation” or “Linux Foundation Individual Supporter” (as long as it’s true!).
Education and instruction (books, guides, publications, and conferences)
You can use our brand materials for educational and instructional purposes, but please remember that it shouldn’t be confusing or misleading, or suggest our sponsorship. We generally don’t allow use of our logos or screenshots on book covers, for example.
Also remember to include this statement (or something like it) in your printed materials: “(Title) is not affiliated with or otherwise sponsored by The Linux Foundation”
Products, websites, names, and logos
Please don’t use our name as a part of your company or service name, website name, trade name, or product name. Don’t use our logo or incorporate our logo into yours. Don’t use a domain name containing “linuxfoundation” or any confusingly similar words.
Linking to The Linux Foundation
If you want to promote your organizations affiliation with The Linux Foundation, you can use our logo if it meets our guidelines. For example, “[Company Name] is a member of [linked logo].”
While we do produce lots of t-shirts for our events that have our logo on them, we don’t generally allow third parties to make, sell, or give away anything with our name or logo on it.
Please include appropriate attribution of The Linux Foundation’s ownership of its trademarks when you use them. This attribution notice can be included in the fine print at the bottom of your content. An example is: “The Linux Foundation and The Linux Foundation logo design are registered trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.”
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. It helps if you send a mockup of your intended use so we can be specific in our response. We’ll do our best to get back to you ASAP but please give us two weeks to get back to you. (Please note that no response doesn’t mean approval and that we’re currently only able to respond to inquiries made in English.)