I think that this question could be interesting for many startups and companies that want to use Grafana in their commercials systems and it can reduce the number of individual similar questions.
I am developing a new cloud IoT platform (time-series database + visualization tool) (startup). First of all, we wanted to implement our own visualization tool, but we realized that your Grafana has met all our requirements and we also love your great product. You decided for the Apache License 2.0 that is OK for our commercial use (SaaS) and I have a question related to your Trademark policy. For our use-case we can use your Grafana as it is (we do not need any modifications) and we see two options:
- Integrate Grafana as it is to our platform and ask you for the approval that you are OK with this:
“Grafana Logos and Badges may not be placed in areas of your website that are password protected.”
- Remove all Grafana logos and word marks from the GUI.
Which one is better for you? I prefer option one because I think that it is a free advertisement for you and it can little bit help you.
In other words: Do we have to remove Grafana logo and Grafana word mark if we release our commercial product that contains your original Grafana (NOT modified)?
Thank you for your answer.