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Re: AbiWord, trademarks, and DFSG-freeness



On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 12:48:09 -0400 Raul Miller wrote:

> Huh?
> 
> What makes you think we'd be required to keep the name "abiword" in
> every derivative work?

Perhaps the fact that I missed the "some" in your phrase...  :p
I apologize for the misunderstanding.

[...]
> Basic logic.

Ah, OK.

> 
> But not basic logic about "permission to modify".  Instead, basic
> logic about "what do trademark restrictions mean".
> 
> I don't see that trademark prohibitions can affect whether a GPLed
> program is DFSG free or not.

Could you elaborate this further?
If you are right, I think we would be able to deal with the unfortunate
Debian logo issue in a much easier way.

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