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Trademark Policy

Applicable Trademarks

Zrythm is a registered trademark of Alexandros Theodotou in the United Kingdom. The Zrythm logo is a trademark of Alexandros Theodotou pending registration.

Objective of this Policy

The objective of this trademark policy is:

  • to encourage widespread use and adoption of the Zrythm trademarks
  • to clarify proper usage of Zrythm trademarks by third parties
  • to prevent misuse of Zrythm trademarks that can confuse or mislead users with respect to Zrythm

Following are the guidelines for the proper use of Zrythm trademarks by publishers and other third parties. Any use of or reference to Zrythm trademarks that is inconsistent with these guidelines, or other unauthorized use of or reference to Zrythm trademarks, or use of marks that are confusingly similar to Zrythm trademarks, is prohibited and may violate the trademark rights of Alexandros Theodotou.

Any use of Zrythm trademarks in a misleading and false manner, such as untruthful advertising, is always prohibited.

Usage Guidelines

This Trademark Policy explicitly affirms your nominative fair use rights under trademark law, including to:

  • Use the Zrythm wordmark in text to truthfully refer to and/or link to unmodified programs, products, services and technologies by Alexandros Theodotou.
  • Use the Zrythm logo in visuals to truthfully refer to and/or to link to the applicable unmodified programs, products, services and technologies by Alexandros Theodotou.
  • Use Zrythm trademarks to make true factual statements about Zrythm or communicate compatibility with your product truthfully.

The following are explicitly forbidden:

  • Use of the Zrythm wordmark as part of a company name or logo, a product name or logo, or branding.
  • Use of the Zrythm logo as part of a company logo or organization logo or product logo or branding.
  • Use of the Zrythm wordmark as part of an acronym.
  • Use of Zrythm trademarks in any way that suggests an affiliation with or endorsement by the Zrythm project or community, if that is not the case.

All other uses of a Zrythm trademark require our prior written permission. Contact trademarks@zrythm.org for more information.

Software Distribution Policy

You may distribute unaltered copies of the Zrythm digital audio workstation (DAW) and related software (hereinafter collectively referred to as "the software") published by Alexandros Theodotou that include the Zrythm trademarks without express permission from Alexandros Theodotou (provided that the license of the software in question allows it).

You may further distribute altered copies of the software that include the Zrythm trademarks, provided that alterations solely serve the purposes of:

  • porting the software to a free system distribution currently approved by the Free Software Foundation at https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html, OR
  • porting the software to the Debian operating system, as published by the Debian project at https://debian.org/, OR
  • porting the software to the Fedora Workstation operating system, as published by the Fedora Project at https://getfedora.org/, OR
  • porting the software to the FreeBSD operating system, as published by the The FreeBSD Project at https://www.freebsd.org/, OR
  • fixing a bug in the software that has already been acknowledged by Alexandros Theodotou or CVE (https://cve.mitre.org/)

You may further redistribute copies of the software as published by the aforementioned software distributors, namely:

  • any free system distribution currently approved by the Free Software Foundation at https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html, OR
  • the Debian operating system, as published by the Debian project at https://debian.org/, OR
  • the Fedora Workstation operating system, as published by the Fedora Project at https://getfedora.org/, OR
  • the FreeBSD operating system, as published by The FreeBSD Project at https://www.freebsd.org/,

provided that no further modifications are made.

In any case, you may not add or remove functionalities and you must preserve all messages presented to users in the user interface and the command line, including but not limited to:

  • URLs pointing to official Zrythm web pages
  • informational messages (popups, console output, etc.)

You must also provide a link to the original source code as published by Alexandros Theodotou at https://www.zrythm.org/.

Requirement of Written Permission for Modified Versions Including Trademarks

If you make any changes to the software not explicitly allowed above, you may not redistribute that product using any Zrythm trademark without Alexandros Theodotou’s prior written consent. For example, you may not distribute a modified form of the Zrythm DAW and continue to call it Zrythm, or include the Zrythm logo. If you wish to distribute modified versions of the software that include the Zrythm trademarks please contact us with your request at trademarks@zrythm.org.

Newer Versions of this Policy

This policy may be revised from time to time. New versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns. The file TRADEMARKS.md in the source code releases will always contain the current policy at the time of each release.

Copyright (C) 2020 Alexandros Theodotou

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this document, but changing it is not allowed.