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Re: apache non-free?



On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 02:00:36PM -0800, Adam McKenna 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.
> 
> 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.

This thread was covered on Deban-legal about 8 months ago. Eg, see
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2001/debian-legal-200104/msg00049.html

'Nuf said.

  James

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