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Re: AbiWord, trademarks, and DFSG-freeness



On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 17:50:12 +0200, Jocobo Tarrio wrote:
>  IOW, nowhere in the DFSG says something like "you cannot restrict the
> user's right to have their modified copies of the software called in the
> same way as the original". In fact, there's one place (DFSG #4) where it
> says just the opposite :-)

However, trademarks can cover much more than just the name of a package.
It could conceivably be a great deal of work to search and destroy every
necessary mark in a package if one changes that package in a way the
trademark holder doesn't like.

-- 
paul



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