Re: Bug#265352: grub: Debian splash images for Grub
Josh Triplett wrote:
> Both of these licenses seem clearly non-free to me, since they restrict
> the uses of unmodified or "insufficiently different" versions.
Only to the extent of prohibiting misrepresentation of other works,
projects, and organizations as belonging to/being endorsed by/being part of
That's a standard, acceptable class of restrictions, isn't it? This really
*is* about misrepresentation and nothing more.
If I have accidentally made the restrictions broader than that in my
proposed licenses, then it's a mistake which should be fixed.
Anyway, as someone else said, if you don't defend your trademark against
those particular uses, you don't have a trademark anymore. The original
and primary purpose of a trademark is to identify a business/product
distinctively. Preventing uses which cause confusion as to the identity or
source of your product or business is what you have to do in order to keep
your trademark at all.
> - Josh Triplett
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