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Re: sql-ledger may belong in non-free

Martin Dickopp <martin-deb@zero-based.org> writes:

> Måns Rullgård <mru@inprovide.com> writes:
>> Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> writes:
>>> By the way, this text seems to be gone.  (There are still some bogus
>>> trademark claims on that page--IANAL, but I doubt a trademark allows
>>> them to prevent people from using "sql-ledger" in domain names as long
>>> as the use isn't confusing--but they probably don't affect the software,
>>> or at least the name could be removed if it became a problem.)
>> If Intel can [1], why not these guys?
>> [1] http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/54177
> Anybody can make atrocious claims, but that doesn't necessarily mean
> they have a point. Although Intel asked the owner of the domain
> "fehmarn-inside.de" to stop using the term "inside" until 31-Jan-2005,
> the web site is still online and still has "inside" in the domain name
> as well as on the web page itself.

Good.  What about the other "inside" domains?

> That said, Intel's argumentation seems to be based on the fact that
> "inside" is not a German word and therefore not a generic term in a
> German language context. This argumentation wouldn't work in an English
> language context.

Considering the widespread use of English, even in
non-English-speaking countries, this seems like a strange argument.
Actually, I'd say the same for any common word, in any language.

Måns Rullgård

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