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Re: trademark vs. renamed derivates

Steve Langasek writes ("Re: trademark vs. renamed derivates"):
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 05:24:28PM +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > is there any example language for something like the following
> > around already, which I could reuse?
> > “This software Y is based on the software X, which was written
> > by the company Z; both X and Z are trademarks, but Y is not,
> > nor do we intend to use these trademarks (which is why we renamed
> > it in the first place), but we mention this because this is a
> > derivate and we want/must name the initial developers, but don't
> > want to infringe on their trademarks either, so what do we do?”
> Stating the origin of the code is not a trademark infringement.

So what Steve means is that you can just say:

  This package Y is based on the program X from company Z, but
  has been modified by Debian and others.

or something.  It is not necessary to mention whether X and Z are
trademarks.  But if you want to explain the renaming you can say:

  We have called this package Y because X is a trademark which
  we don't have suitable permission to use.

or some such.


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