- The logo is actually not a trademark, but the word "Moodle" certainly is. I have no problems with people using the word or the logo as long as it does in fact refer to the product Moodle (or Moodle-related services).
- There is no license requirement to keep the Moodle logo or link on the front page. I could have put a copyright notice in there (which would not have been removable under the GPL) but chose not to, because I don't like it when other projects do that.
- Acknowledge they are using Moodle
- Provide a link to moodle.org
I've joked before that I won't help people who don't show a Moodle link because I can never tell what software package they are using.
Personally I don't care how you do it. Many sites use a text link, which is fine, and others do modify the colours or the size, which is also fine. I am keenly aware and understanding of the need to make your site look as good as possible (this in itself is a great advert for Moodle! )
I always liked the Use Your Moodle tagline though....
Maybe a "Moodle Link & Button Gallery" could be added to the future "Moodle Theme Gallery". so folks could fully display their artistic abilities.
If one does not want to use the Moodle button, a link something like the following would be nice to ackowledge the "free" Moodle software one is using. .
Martin's view is very generous. You should see the "footer" required by phpNuke on every page. I think it is OK software but it makes every page look a bit "ugly" . It can only be removed if you pay for the software.
Is it OpenSource?
I've got another question though. I want to add some text above the Moodle logo on my home page saying "This site built with" but since it appears only on the main page, I'm not quite sure how to do this. Obviously it isn't something in the header.html file. Where is it?
And if anyone can read my message I already posted about the search box color problem, I would appreciate it. It doesn't seem to only affect the bar at the top, but any search box or button in the entire theme, excluding the java drop down menus. I've basically finished my theme and this is the one outstanding problem I need to solve. Many thanks to anyone who can help me with it.
Thank you for sharing the Photoshop information. I have already bookmarked it.
How do I get the changed logo into the site?
Right click on the Moodle logo and you should see the path. Normally it is in the pix-folder of your site. Replace it with your changed logo. You have to do this with every Moodle upgrade.
With kind regards,
I was under the impression the word moodle can only be used by official Moodle Partners. We are currently training internally aproximately 150 staff but are unable to use the moodle name on the training guide is that correct?
I think the post to which you have replied contains the answer i.e. it's OK.
I would also like to know if someone gains money from a moodle installation souldn't he be obliged to refer that it is based on Moodle?
Check this link: http://elearn.kedke.gr/moodle/ and tell me if everything is ok.
Any sort of partnerships should be done through the Moodle Partnership scheme.
I completely understand the desire to maintain some amount of Moodle branding on an install, and Martin, you certainly do have a generous understanding of why people may change/remove such branding for aesthetic purposes, but here's a question:
What about removing it for security purposes?
I work for a K-12 school district, and a couple of our high schools have a notorious reputation for breeding hackers. Now, I'm confident in the Moodle source and don't expect there's much they could accomplish if they did try to hack our installations, but my team made the decision to cut off would-be hackers at the knees: remove references to Moodle, so they don't know what they're messing with.
I think this would be deemed acceptable reasoning. (I don't just mean "legally acceptable"--I'd like to remain in the Moodle community's good graces.) Just the same, I'd like to get a go-ahead from Martin or someone of position.
To complicate it just a wee bit, I've been tinkering with a logo for our implementation that includes a fairly obvious tip of the hat to Moodle. (Forgive the pun, and see the attached image.) Is this acceptable as well?
Thanks in advance,
Mesa Public Schools
If this logo is actually the site name or something, well, ok, but I'm not sure it's helping your security. Surely any supposed hacker who knows anything about Moodle is going to work out what you're using pretty quickly.
And RE: security, the operating theory isn't a threat from outside, but from the more tech-savvy and ethically-challenged of our students, who likely wouldn't have any previous knowledge or experience with Moodle, but would be quick to punch "Moodle security flaws" into a Google search, scour the source code for vulnerabilities, etc.
If you've got any students who have the technical ability to hack Moodle, I'd be inclined to encourage them to find the weaknesses, then pass that information on to Martin and the other developers so any holes can be plugged. Even pay them a retainer!
Well my personal view I would completly agree with what Martin said about the security, someone can be determined enough in their tracks. I feel Martin, you have a very generous outlook on site design and building. You probably hear this all the time, but I feel that you have done an excellent and highly commendable job with you and your other supporters on moodle. I never thought I would come accross software like it, but you have changed my view compleately, and thats unusual for me :D!
So... Many thanks from everyone on my Spiritual Website!
hi to all,
i'm new to moodle. if any one tell me pls, how to modify the moodle logo and their link.
how to install the cms module. pls tell me with coding because i'm not familiar with php codings.