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Re: [Fwd: Re: Opinion: NVIDIA drivers are a Good Thing [tm]]



On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 17:24 +0100, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> You are right.  Its not murky at all.  There are lots of packages under
> various different licences.  The distribution of the entire collection
> has to comply with all those licenses.  They have told you that a small
> number of packages within that collection have trademark restrictions
> which you must comply with, or purge those packages before
> re-distribution.   No further restrictions are being applied to GPL
> packages.

Look carefully:

    User must abide by these trademark guidelines

A restriction has been added. So far so good. There _are_ trademarked
logos and expressions in some packages.

    when distributing the Software,

Here they say that this restriction also abriges the act of distribution
-> touches Copyright law.

   regardless of whether the Software has been modified.

Here they say that even if the Software has been modified to remove the
trademarks, the restriction still applies.

It probably should say

    User must abide by these trademark guidelines when distributing the
    Software with files containing the "Fedora" trademark.


Rui

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