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Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MJ Ray" <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>
To: "selussos" <mgr@x-oz.com>
Cc: <debian-legal@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License

> On 2004-03-02 23:48:35 +0000 selussos <mgr@x-oz.com> wrote:
> >> Why does this clause attempt to use a copyright licence forbid basic 
> >> rights 
> >> granted in most trademark law? [...]
> > 
> > This clause is also in the X.org license and is found throughout X.
> > We chose to be specific because we are the _only_ copyright holder, 
> > which
> > is not the case, as you will notice, for X.org.
> > 
> > Thanks for letting me clear that one up.
> I'm sorry to write that I don't think you answered my question above 
> at all, but stated a case where the questionable term is in a 
> different copyright licence.
> However, I think the use is significantly different. The copyright 
> permissions granted by the X.org licence found at 
> http://www.x.org/Downloads_terms.html do not seem to be conditional on 
> that term. The permissions of the X-Oz licence are.
> Could you please look at the X.org and X-Oz licences again and notice 
> this difference? If you want to mimic the X.org licence, then will you 
> make that clause a notice in the footer instead, please? Copyright 
> licence conditions are the wrong way to police trademarks.

That possibly could be your own _personal_ prejudice which is 
understandable but I think that U.S. Copyright is fairly well 
deployed throughout this world and is internationally recognized.

Best Regards,


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