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Re: Proposed MBF - mentions of the word "Ubuntu"

On Saturday, November 09, 2013 15:00:24 Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 05:35:36PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > (Posted to -project because I'm writing with my tongue in my cheek.
> > Actually renaming and rewording things would be making our own life
> > difficult to spite Canonical.  Much better to stick up two fingers.
> > 
> > But nevertheless, I would like to suggest that the DPL contact Mark
> > Shuttleworth and tell him that this kind of shit is very damaging to
> > our good relationship.)
> I was fairly unhappy too when I heard about this.
> I happened to notice via Twitter this morning that Mark responded to
> this, and nobody appears to have linked to it yet in this thread:
>   https://plus.google.com/116812394236590806058/posts/5jdibY5iR9b

It appears there's still some misunderstanding there.  Under US law (where the 
site is hosted and the poster is based) it's protected speech.  Full stop.  No 
permission needed.  IANAL, but I have studied this a bit.

Scott K

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