Ian Jackson writes ("Re: trademark vs. renamed derivates"): > 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. But, it occurs to me to ask: What is this program ? It may be that renaming it is not needed. Do you intend to rename the executable ? Does that cause compatibility problems ? If it does then you may not need to. Thanks, Ian.