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Re: AbiWord, trademarks, and DFSG-freeness



On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 14:28:59 -0400 Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:

> Francesco Poli writes:
[...]
> > That's not enough for DFSG-freeness, IMHO: if I'm required to keep
> > the name "abiword" in every derivative work of abiword, I cannot
> > sanely choose a name for a derivative that is significantly
> > different (in scope, purpose, functionality and so forth) from the
> > original.
> >
> > That is a major restriction in modification and it seems to fail
> > DFSG#3.
> 
> It's a smaller restriction on modification than a patch clause, and so
> DFSG-free.

Why?
I can change the name of the work using a patch...


P.S.: No need to Cc: (or To:) me, as I'm a debian-legal subscriber.


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