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Re: What the DFSG really says about trademarks

Philip Hands <phil@hands.com> wrote: [...]
> This sort of hijacking of our name is the reason for having a trademark on
> it -- We should clearly protect our users from the confusion that the DCC
> name is bound to cause by issuing a cease & desist letter forthwith.

If the above argument is persuasive, please send one to the group
trading as "Debian-UK" chaired by Phil Hands (distinct from the
mailing list with a similar name).  The following seems to apply
equally well, with UK instead of Core:

> It beggars belief that anyone with more than a passing acquaintance with
> The Debian Project would think that they had a right to set something up
> calling it Debian Core _anything_, whether they sought approval from the
> project as a whole or not.
> To present it as a fait accomplis was bound to cause bad feeling, which I
> think is evidence of either malicious intent or stunning lack of
> imagination for the consequences of one's actions -- either way I don't see
> how we can trust them to be issuing statements which will be perceived by
> the world to have come from the project.

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