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Re: Permission for using the 'Debian' name in a game




"MJ Ray" <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote in message 435ceaa4$0$32161$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net">news:435ceaa4$0$32161$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
"Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> wrote:
No. Debian really would prefer that the logo and name never be used in a
case needing a trademark licence. [...]

Why do you think that?  Consider the Debian UK Society, licensed
by the DPL, which trades as Debian at events.

Good point. PErhaps it would be better to limit the scope of my previous statement to things other than organizations. The idea is that in general there are few times where it makes much sense to use the name Debian in a way other than referencing the project. In terms of organizations and their names trademark licencing makes sense as the organization may be about Debian, but is not directly a reference to Debian. Compare that to to some Debian created software with debian in the name (DEbian FOnt MAnager) or books about Debian, where the reference is quite clear.



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