Upstart trademark policy (was: Re: Proposed MBF - mentions of the word "Ubuntu")
Sune Vuorela <email@example.com> writes:
> Is upstart a canonical trademark? some pieces of software in the archive
> with canonical trademarks in their names? SHould we consider renaming
According to the footer on their homepage, "Upstart" is a trademark
of Canonical Ltd., but I could not find a usage policy for it.
Canonical's trademark policy doesn't mention "Upstart" specifically
and is mostly concerned about the "Ubuntu" mark. For this it makes sense
to require modified versions to not be called "Ubuntu", but the
situation is a bit different with Upstart as Debian might need to patch
it (for example due to the CLA, differences between Debian and Ubuntu
or just backporting bug fixes).
Are those modified versions still allowed to be called "Upstart"? Would
Debian and Debian-derived distributions (besides Canonical's Ubuntu)
need a trademark license? Or would Debian need to rename Upstart (like