Ubuntu trademark non-free?
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I had been looking at this bug for a few days now
as well the the Ubuntu Trademark Policy . I am
not a legal person, so I would like to bring it to
the attention of people who are, to see if this policy
makes the application non-free in its current state.
The statements that stands out to me are:
"We reserve the right to review all usage within the open
source community, and to object to any usage that appears
to overstep the bounds of discussion and good-faith
"Restricted use that requires a trademark licence
Permission from us is necessary to use any of the Trademarks
under any circumstances other than those specifically permitted
above. These include:
- - Any commercial use."
- From the DFSG there is this:
"The license of a Debian component may not restrict any party
from selling or giving away the software as a component of an
aggregate software distribution containing programs from several
different sources. The license may not require a royalty or other
fee for such sale."
However, this refers specifically to a "license" and makes not mention
of a trademark.
Again, I am not a legal person but felt this was worth bringing up.
I am CC'ing debian-legal to hear their thoughts.
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