Resolution 2006-04-03.jfsp.1.jrk.1: Debian trademark in Spain

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of January 16, 2007 and was repealed by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of July 6, 2007.


  1. The Debian trademark is held on behalf of Debian by SPI.

  2. As confirmed by Steve McIntyre, who is Debian's 2nd-In-Command (2IC) and temporary delegated Debian Project Leader (DPL), the DPL requests, on behalf of Debian, that SPI defend the Debian trademark.

It Is Resolved, that:

  1. A liaison shall be appointed to serve between the SPI board and Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña and/or Javier de la Cueva for the purpose of protecting and administering the Debian trademark in Spain.

  2. The liaison shall be authorized, on behalf of SPI, to take any appropriate action up to and including initiation of lawsuits in the name of SPI if, in the liaison's view, it is appropriate to do so to protect the Debian trademark in Spain. The liaison and each officer of SPI, acting individually, are hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of SPI, any documents falling within the liaison's mandate.

  3. The liaison will report to the board and SPI's membership at each meeting of the board.

  4. The liaison will endeavour to seek the opinion of as much of the board as time will permit regarding all substantive actions before taking them.

It Is Further Resolved that:

  1. Neil McGovern shall serve as this liaison until he resigns, the board appoints a different liaison, the board removes him without immediately filling the vacancy, or the board decides a liaison is no longer required.