Re: I'll let the Freemasons know Debian is distributing their trademark
On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:57:46AM -0500, William Ballard wrote:
> I'll let the Freemasons know Debian is distributing their Trademarked
> logo and diluting their trademark.
> I'm also going to write letters to Duracell, Namco, and Hummer.
> I don't think it's right to distribute other people's trademarked images
> as merchandise, even if it's free. It's fundamentally different than
> reviewing the product in a magazine -- which has a purpose. The purpose
> of this is to market Debian and entice people to use it using other
> people's trademarked property.
> I think the press will be interested to know that in this corner case
> Debian chose to get away with whatever it can get away with until it
> receives cease and desist letters because it thinks no one will enforce
> these trademarks so the risk is small. Or as I'm sure someone will say
> "there's nothing wrong here" so naturally we can include say the NFL
> logo, right?
You seem to be effectively diluting our list ... :)