Re: Severity of trademark problems
On Sun, 28 Mar 2004, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Bug#152857 requests freeamp to be removed from the stable distribution
> because upstream renamed (had to rename) itself into Zinf, because
> AMPR is a trademark of PlayMedia Systems.
> I wonder if we really need to remove freeamp from Debian stable.
Has PlayMedia Systems (PMS) sent us a cease and desist?
If not, I suggest that we ignore it until that happens. [However, if
it does, we will have to move quickly to remove|rename it.]
Alternatively, take whatever steps seem appropriate to make a stub
package that depends on zinf (zinf is not freeamp?) so people aren't
adversely affected by PMS defending their trademark.
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