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Re: [PHP-QA] Debian and the PHP license

On 4 August 2014 13:26:11 GMT+01:00, Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
>(-project dropped from the CC)
>MJ Ray writes ("Re: [PHP-QA] Debian and the PHP license"):
>> Secondly, unless it says otherwise, a naming restriction in a
>> copyright licence doesn't permit honest source attribution and all
>> the other nominative and fair uses that a trademark would. This is
>> more of a problem for Debian.
>Can you please confirm that the question I put in my draft questions
>for SFLC, on this subject, addresses this point ?  If I haven't
>fully captured your understanding of the problem then my draft needs
>to be updated.

I'm not sure it does. The question to me should be more like "does putting a name restriction in the copyright licence rather than using a trademark licence mean we lose any ability to package this software under its own name and if so, how?" but worded more slickly like you do.

At best, the earlier paragraph suggesting we rely on assurances from trademark holders rather than usual rights in law, just for packaging, seems beside the point. At worst, it could mislead about the question.

I take your point about rudeness. I shouldn't fight fire with fire. Sorry.
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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