[steering-discuss] Re: Trademark Policy of the Document Foundation
Le 21/01/11 15:21, Michael Meeks a écrit :
There is some concern about the lack of clarity on whether
incorporating libreoffice (or other marks) into a domain name
is allowed - this is an area people often want to tread on, and
we should probably directly address it.
Similarly - it does not mention including 'libreoffice' into a
business name - I think we should simply prohibit that.
So I suggest we add a clarification of both of these to the end of the
"Non permitted use section".
"Thus uses of the Marks in a domain name, or business name
without explicit written permission from TDF are prohibited."
Whilst I believe that this is a good idea, from a practical application
of trademark law standpoint, it is not necessarily a valid condition,
because not all jurisdictions give deference to trademarks over domain
names. Just something to be aware of. So say I decide to file a FQDN
called f**klibreoffficeubstrds in some obscure territory's jurisdiction,
and which most would consider to be disparaging at the least and
offensive at the worst, then you might find you'll have a hard time
being able to do anything about it.
Finally - I just realised that I'd like the "substantially unmodified"
clause to include a few more bundling bits: so
"Substantially unmodified" means built from the source code
provided by TDF, possibly with minor modifications including
but not limited to: the enabling or disabling of certain
features by default, translations into other languages, changes
required for compatibility with a particular operating system
- distribution, or the inclusion of bug-fix patches)."
+ distribution, the inclusion of bug-fix patches, or the bundling
+ of additional fonts, templates, artwork and extensions)
Seems fair enough to me. The current clause is a bit waffly and this
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