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Re: advice for free software package named almost identically to non-free software

On Fri, Jun 09, 2017 at 09:52:35AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 6:29 AM, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
> > An upstream has named their GPL software almost identically to a
> > proprietary piece of software.
> I think it would be best to pro-actively rename the software now
> rather than wait until renaming the software would be more painful.
> Even if the proprietary software developer gives their permission,
> they could always sell the software to someone else, who might not be
> as forgiving of the naming similarity.

That's a really good point, and something I hadn't considered!  I've
forwarded this to our upstream contact.

Thank you,

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