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Re: Questions about legal theory behind (L)GPL

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 02:17:11AM -0800, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> Agreed.  But use of a brand name to attempt to stop other people from
> giving away the same thing you do under the same name is a bit of a
> novelty.

Advertisers have been doing this for years, as have broadcasters.

[There's ways of making money off free software that don't involve
advetising (for example, when you have product A which is a complement
to product B, increases in the supply of product A increases the demand
for product B), but that's not a new idea either, but I've not done any
research on branding history in that context.]


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