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Re: RE : Re: RE : Re: Linux Magazin Germany, affecting Debian's image?!

* Radu-Cristian FOTESCU:

>> Please provide legal references for the "responsibilities" that you
>> persist in claiming someone has. To whom do you think those
>> "responsibilities" are owed?
> If you don't care about your brand, you'll lose the respect of your
> partners.

Well, you don't gain their respect if you start suing your supporters,
either (or exercising any form of public pressure, for that matter).

Trademarks and free software do not mix well.  Usually, the best
strategy is to establish a trademark and let it dilute.  As a result,
no third party can successfully monopolize the name, and few problems
occur if a fork should become necessary.

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