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



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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