reddit r_KDE uses KDE logo in LGBT colors

Jonathan Riddell jr at
Sun Jul 12 15:25:42 BST 2020

Yes it is legal for KDE to use KDE's logo in any way we want to.  We want
to support KDE contributors and users who are LGBTQI+.  If it blocks people
from funding KDE then we do not want their money.  That you have to ask
shows we still have a long way to go in showing support for an important
issue which affects many people.


On Sun, 12 Jul 2020 at 11:14, sabayon11 <sabayon11 at> wrote:

> I have a question:
> Is it legal for reddit moderators of r_KDE to use KDE logo in LGBT
> colors. Is it consistent with logo license?
> Is it in line with KDE code of conduct - to support certain groups
> that are politically active and be selective in this choice? For
> example: why they don't support women rights in middle-east region?
> Who have the right to decide?
> Do you realize that it can stop certain people from funding KDE? Of
> course on the other hand it can make others, like George Soros to fund
> but does KDE really want to go in that direction and engage in such
> politics. Pretending that it has nothing to do with politics is a pure
> lie.
> What other KDE contributors think about it? For example: do all KDE
> funders support engaging software community in non-software activity?
> I know that reddit is separate website and has nothing to do with this
> forum, however this is social and community issue as well.
> What about adding to KDE code of conduct: KDE is not engage in social
> or political dispute. KDE doesn't discriminate nor support any groups
> other than Free Software.
> Personally I believe there are thousands of other better places on the
> Internet to express whatever point of view someone has and KDE and its
> community should not be involved in such activities.
> It is now off. But this doesn't change the meaning of this action.
> My first message about it to this list was on 3rd of July but has not
> been accepted by moderators yet, so I had to subscribe.
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