Customizing udtheme?

Asked by B. Raveendra Reddy on 2010-04-19

Dear theme developers,

Thanks for providing the beautiful theme for community. I would like to use the theme for our web site. I would like to know answers to the following:

1. Is it possible to remove the copyright notice at the bottom?

2. How to change the background image? I am successful in changing the background color. However, unable to change the color values in the gradient.php.

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2010-04-20
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2010-05-14

You set things just like in any other theme:
/admin/build/themes/settings/udtheme or
/admin/settings/site-information

Evan Boldt (echowarp) said : #2

I should probably warn you that use of the theme in a non-ubuntu related site MAY not be authorized. It heavily reflects Ubuntu's new branding, and may fall under Canonical's trademark use: http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy

Dear Mr. Evan,

Thank for your warning.

To clarify a little, I am working in a Research Institute and I am not going to use the theme for any commercial purposes. You may have a look at http://www.imsc.res.in for more info about the Institute.

I am not going to remove the copyright notice completely. Due credit will be given to the Ubuntu Developers.

We are using Debian/GNU Linux and Ubuntu in our organization. I would like to change the background color and probably, font colors of the headings. I hope I am conveying properly.

Please advise.

B. Raveendra Reddy
Scientific Officer
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
C I T Campus, Tharamani
Chennai - 600 113
Ph: +91-44-254 1856
E-mail: ravindra_b at yahoo dot com

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> I should probably warn you that use of the theme in a
> non-ubuntu related
> site MAY not be authorized. It heavily reflects Ubuntu's
> new branding,
> and may fall under Canonical's trademark use:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/aboutus/trademarkpolicy
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Evan Boldt (echowarp) said : #4

I do not really know. I'm just saying it could be a problem.

You should probably ask:
https://forms.canonical.com/trademark/

I'm guessing an institute qualifies as a commercial purpose. You may want to check with the trademark policy as Evan stated. In the case of your modifications, you should also just fork your own branch. What we offer for customization probably won't be good enough for you.

Also..
Debian/GNU Linux - you mean Debian GNU/Linux
And.. it's just Linux, GNU doesn't belong there at all in my book

hahaha (gyorgy-chityil) said : #6

Whoopsie, you may have to remove then the theme for drupal, since

"All content on the Drupal.org itself is copyrighted by its original contributors, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license 2.0. Sample code is also available under the GPL version 2 or later."

You cannot prohibit the use of the theme from non Ubuntu websites even for commercial purposes if it is on Drupal...

Perhaps only the Ubuntu logo...

hahaha (gyorgy-chityil) said : #7

Also raised it as a licensing issue on Drupal.org
http://drupal.org/node/798708

Pierre Buyle (mongolito404) said : #8

IANAL, but this is not an licensing issue. The theme's code in distributed under GPL, you are free to use it on your project. Usage on a non-Ubuntu related site may be in violation of Canonical's trademark but this not related to the licence of the code. There is other cases of free software projects usage crossing trademarks policy. See for instance the GPLed Java. Projects forked from OpenJDK, like IcedTea, can't use the Java or OpenJDK trademark.

IMHO, you are allowed to change the theme, or better create a subtheme, to replace the Ubuntu logos and any other resource (text and image) that are under the Canonical's trademark.

Be aware that you may also receive negative feedback from parts of the Ubuntu community. Some may find offending that your are using community work to promote something totally unrelated.

hahaha (gyorgy-chityil) said : #9

"Be aware that you may also receive negative feedback from parts of the Ubuntu community. Some may find offending that your are using community work to promote something totally unrelated."

Really? I may reconsider my stance on Ubuntu sites using modules where I contributed countless patches...For free, and for the good of ALL of the community...There you go.

Pierre Buyle (mongolito404) said : #10

I'm not saying what you do is bad. This was a friendly warning because, like in many large community, Ubuntu has its "fanboys" who can be really annoying and not always nice.

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