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Re: trademark licenses and DFSG: a summary

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 07:42:15PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> We are a well-established project, and as far as what I can see with
> search engines, the name “Debian” is massively used to refer to us or
> our work, in any activity that has some presence on the Internet.

That is fully compatible with (registered) trademark protection. In
fact, I think our (forthcoming) trademark policy should *encourage*
using the Debian name to refer to our work, as suggested years ago by
Benjamin Mako Hill and Greg Pomerantz. That is a very legitimate thing
to do with (registered) trademarks.

I'd appreciate if people who are eager to participate in this discussion
could learn a bit about trademarks, it'd make the discussion much

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