Re: trademark infringement FreeFOAM
OpenCFD (R) has issued new guidelines for their tradmark OpenFOAM:
My question is if these are legal: not allowing hydrostaticFoam as your
self-written new solver for example. So, actually they are claiming the
"FOAM" word to be used in a name.
Is Pepsi Cola is a trademark infringement of Coca Cola?
On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 21:19 +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:36:16 +0900 Miles Bader wrote:
> > Gerber van der Graaf <email@example.com> writes:
> > >> I think that accepting contributions only when the contributor transfers
> > >> his/her copyright is indeed allowed for GPL software: actually it's
> > >> what the FSF does... :-(
> > >
> > > I didn't know that and that's quite strong. Do they also erase the names
> > > of contributing authors, as OpenCFD is requiring?
> Erase the names of the authors?!?
> Does OpenCFD Ltd. do that?
> How can it be consistent with moral rights?
> The right to be identified as author is a moral right recognized by the
> Berne Convention
> and by UK copyright law
> and by several other copyright laws...
> > p.s. I think the FSF in general plays it quite fair; I'd treat a
> > for-profit company with a lot more skepticism.
> I don't think that requiring copyright assignment from contributors is
> a fair game, not even when practiced by the FSF.
> However, if you trust the FSF to always take "good" decisions on
> licensing matters (I don't), you are of course entitled to your