Re: node.js has a trademark now
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 08:23:36AM +0200, Jérémy Lal wrote:
> nodejs is packaged in debian , along with libnode-* modules 
> Today the company owning nodejs announced a new trademark policy .
> I understand that :
> * the logo is not a problem, i just have to remove it from the source
> package (it is not in the binary package)
Why do you think it needs to be removed from the source?
> * the TM symbol must be added in places where Node.js, nodejs, node are
> written. Can they really trademark the "node" name ?!?
They certainly can trademark the name "node", but why do you think this
trademark requires you to add any ™ symbols anywhere?
> * all node modules must have the following sentence in their copyright :
> "Node.js is an official trademark of Joyent.
> This module is not formally related to or endorsed by the official Joyent
> Node.js open source or commercial project."
> Is that right ? are there more changes to do to stay DFSG ?
No, in fact there should be no changes you need to make to the package as a
result of a trademark license because nothing we do in Debian packaging
infringes trademark. You should ignore the license terms unless you're
doing something with the name *aside from* packaging that could infringe the
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