From: Mark Wilkinson
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 3:48 PM
> As Mark Oliva said in a following post, they are using
> their own logo with its unique license and will ignore anyone
> else's. Perfectly legitimate business strategy. However, they
> lack the market force to make their logo the de-facto
> standard (unlike Hasbro and the d20 logo), thus we're not
> going to use that logo.
Actually I don't think that the Prometheus Logo and Open Die Logo are owned
by Mark or the Vintyri Project.
The Prometheus Logo and OpenDie Logo are both associated with their own
licences and I think that Mark uses them partly to indicate (to customers)
that his products are compatible with both of those licences.
The Prometheus Logo shows that Mark's projects are compatible with the
Prometheus Reference Documents.
The OpenDie Logo shows that Mark's projects clearly indicate OGC and follow
"open gaming best practises the help support the open gaming community".
Both of these logos have meanings above and beyond the "OGL" or "d20 System
Logo". They are a bit like labels on food that say "suitable for
vegetarians" or "gluten free" as they appeal to specialist audiences who
would either not want Mark's products without them (or who would read his
OGC/PI declaration very carefully before deciding to choose Mark's stuff).
All your logo does is say that something is OGC, however people can already
tell that if they see an OGL in the back (so your licence is a bit like the
warning I see on packets of peanuts that says "Warning: may contain nuts").