Re: [OT] Harassment of open source developer
Balbir Thomas <email@example.com> wrote:
> Adobe lawyers ask
> developer of killustrator to pay fines for using a name that abuses
> their trade mark illustrator.
This reminds me of a similar case in the Netherlands, about ten years
ago. About one hundred years ago some enthousiastic bicycle riders
founded the "general bicylists society". In Dutch it was named
ANWB, abbreviation of "Algemene Nederlandse Wielrijders
Bond". However, in the course of the years, this society turned more
or less away from bicyclists and became mainly an automobile service
organization and lobby club. Some ten years age bicyclysts who were
dissatisfied with this development, founded an alternative "Real Dutch
Bicyclists Society" (ENWB, Echte Nederlandse Wielrijders Bond). The
ANWB sued the ENWB because their name was too similar with ANWB, and,
unfortunately, in the end the ENWB had to change their name.