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Re: OpenOffice.org new unstable packages available for testing

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 08:40:13PM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> The question, then, is:
>    By packaging something under name Y, are we
>    marketing the software under name Y and are we
>    therefore subject to the trade mark
>    restrictions on name Y?
> If the answer is 'Yes' then I guess we had better start thinking about
> possible trade mark infringement by other packages as well.  I notice
> that we have a "java-common" package although 'Java' is a trade mark.
> I notice we have a "discover" package although 'discover' is also the
> name of a commercial GIS software package.  It shouldn't be hard to
> find other examples.
> Do we need to do a trade mark search before introducing a new package
> to Debian? 

I think it is sufficient to wait until a trademark holder complains.

G. Branden Robinson                |       The software said it required
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