On Friday 28 August 2009 03:35:31 am Richard Körber wrote: > > More ridiculous than the level of mistrust over the stated intention > > to protect the trademarks against potential misuse? > > It is not about mistrust... > > When people sign contracts, it's usually because both sides expect a > gain from it. Anyhow, as I have explained, I think that I will have less > rights after signing the TLA than I have now (at least under German law). > > I could use the fedora domain without worries, allright. But now I would > have to worry that I lose the right to publish my intellectual property > when Red Hat revokes the right to use their trademarks. Plus I would now > have to abide by a catalog of design requirements, in order to use the > trademark properly. Some of those requirements even raise new legal > issues for me. > > So what is my actual gain from signing the TLA? > > Especially when considering the fact that I have invested money and a > considerable amount of time in that site, but did not make a single cent > from it. > > Besides that, we're not signing contracts for fun. Pacta sunt servanda. > It is careless to sign a contract in the hope that some parts of it will > never be applied. I think you need to go to a lawyer and get professional legal opinion.you are making assumptions and reading things into this. AFAIK your not a lawyer and if it concerns you so much then you should seek professional guidance. Dennis
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