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Re: apache non-free?

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 03:11:51PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 11:36:40AM -0800, Rob Bos wrote:
> >  * 5. Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache"
> >  *    nor may "Apache" appear in their names without prior written
> >  *    permission of the Apache Group.
> That's no different than "Debian". You cannot endorse a product using a
> trademark without permission. That doesn't make the software non-free.
> Likewise, if someone derived a distribution from Debian, and called it
> "Debian 5.0", they would be breaking some laws concerning our rights
> over the mark "Debian".

But we do make a derivative of Apache and call it apache.  I don't know if
capitalization makes any difference here, but if it doesn't then it seems to
me that we are in violation of Apache's license.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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