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Re: What the DFSG really says about trademarks

Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> wrote:
> In order to get a bank account, you need a constitution.  While people
> like MJ Ray like bureaucratic bondage[0], it was felt by everyone else
> that the best constitution would be the simplest possible.

The above paragraph contains untruths:
1. there are many ways to get UK accounts without constitutions;
2. I hate "bureaucratic bondage" and particularly dislike the DUS
attempt to tie in all UK-resident DDs ignoring any consent.

> There are complicated rules for being a "Charity" in the UK; in
> particular it would prevent the Debian-UK Society from buying beer after
> the expos.  It also vastly increases the amount of work required to run
> it.  That's why a "Society" model was chosen instead.

"Society" and "Charity" are not disjoint. This illustrates
the lack of understanding apparent, which is one reason I
think this business should not trade as "Debian-UK". There
is law for "Society" models too but the DUS official
approach seems to be "LaLaLa we're not listening" like in

Have we seen enough organisations come a cropper with the
I-can't-see-the-law-so-it-won't-see-me "ravenous bugblatter
defence" that we don't want a repeat performance?

MJ Ray (slef)

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