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Re: Reminder: Do not use trademarks in Summary or Description



2009/1/31 drago01 <drago01 gmail com>:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Joshua C. <joshuacov googlemail com> wrote:
>> 2009/1/30 Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa redhat com>:
>>>
>>> They advised that the same advice applies to Documentation.
>>>
>>> Never use "tm" or "(R)". If we are obliged by contract to mention other
>>> trademarks in a legend, add the legend as required by the contract.
>>>
>>> In addition, our documentation should contain the disclaimer:  "All
>>> other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."
>>>
>>> ~spot
>>
>>
>> Just a question here:
>>
>> Since some of the contributors to fedora live/are located outside of
>> the usa, should they be "restricted" by the us trade mark law? The
>> code cannot be patented as a sequnce of mathematical formulas making a
>> given hardware to work in a definite way.
>>
>> Maybe not complying to these rules could lead to packages being not
>> redestributed with fedora but they are still fedora-"legal" packages.
>> So putting them in rpm-fussion or other repos can circumvent this
>> don't-put-the-TM/R-symbol-in-your-description-policy.
>>
>> Since these packages are bound to those trademarked names/patented
>> devices there should be a way to say thier proper name (fair use).
>> Software written to work with logithek should be described as such,
>> because the vendor decided to call thier product logithek. I don't see
>> another way to say this without the trademarked name.
>
> Nobody said that logitech should not be used in the name.
> You should not say that your software _Is_ logitech and don't use (R) or (TM).
>
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 The question is if everyone should be bound by these laws. Since the
programmer, the code, the idea (anything) originates outside of the us
(for packagers that are not in the us). it is only "shipped" (I'm not
sure if this is even the right word for this) to a server that's
somewhere in the us. So why should someone be bound (a programmer and
a user outside of the us) by laws just becase the software goes
through a server in us.


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