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Re: [Spi-trademark] Re: What the DFSG really says about trademarks

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 09:57:20AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:

> I do not want a strange not-for-profit *trading* as Debian here,
> instead of just holding donations for debian. It would compete
> with long-standing suppliers (debianshop.com?)  and may deter
> UK commercial support, which needs to grow.  The society will
> not solve its originally-stated problem well, if at all. 

When Debian has paid for me to attend conferences on its behalf, the
money has come from Debian-UK. That in itself appears to contribute
fairly well to its stated aim.

(It's worth pointing out that debianshop.com is run by the same people
that keep inviting Debian to turn up at UK conferences and, uh, sell
t-shirts and stuff. They don't seem terribly deterred)
Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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