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Re: AbiWord, trademarks, and DFSG-freeness



On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 23:48:06 -0400 Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:

> You can't quite change the name of the work using a patch.  You always
> have to distribute the original, which includes its name.  If Abiword
> were under a patch-clause license, Debian'd have to distribute
> software which said "This is Abiword" on every startup... plus
> patches.

But only the original would say "This is Abiword".
The patched one would not.
We would be able to distribute (although in a technically inconvenient
way, that is, through patches) a derivative work whose name is not
"Abiword".


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