Re: GUADEC report
Andrew Suffield wrote:
>Not much we can do about that, if true. Sounds like the old "free
>software destroys intellectual property" noise.
For reasons that aren't entirely clear to me, people still listen to us.
If we can provide a semi-convincing argument that trademarks don't need
copyright protection, the "But Debian says trademarks don't need
copyright protection" position will have some influence.
>I don't really think that trademarks fit with the spirit of free
>software (despite it being possible to use them), and I'd raise
>serious questions about why they're trying to use them at all. Raising
>artificial barriers to forking is a *bad* thing.
I think Sun has fairly obvious reasons for wanting to use its trademarks
in its software.
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