Re: What the DFSG really says about trademarks
Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In order to get a bank account, you need a constitution. While people
> like MJ Ray like bureaucratic bondage, 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)