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Re: The current Trademark License Agreement is unacceptable



On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Christoph Wickert wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, den 27.08.2009, 14:48 -0800 schrieb Jeff Spaleta:
> > On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Christoph
> > Wickert<christoph wickert googlemail com> wrote:
> > > The problem is: Who can afford a lawyer? This is American trade mark
> > > law, so you not only need a common lawyer but an expert for intellectual
> > > property rights. Is Red Hat really expecting their community members to
> > > pay for a lawyer if they want to contribute? That would be ridiculous.
> >
> > More ridiculous than the level of mistrust over the stated intention
> > to protect the trademarks against potential misuse?
>
> I find the mistrust understandable if
>       * someone wants me to sign a contract that I cannot fully
>         understand
>       * they refuse to provide a translation that I can understand
>       * there are still questions not answered after half a year.
>

Honestly as someone who's not involved in this at all and just watching
from the outside, it seems like y'all are working hard to find ways to
make this not work instead of the other way around.  After these questions
are answered, will you come up with some more?

	-Mike


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