[MeeGo-dev] Trademark compliance, name usage, etc.
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 09:22:44 PDT 2010
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> Em Sexta-feira 24 Setembro 2010, às 17:45:54, Carsten Munk escreveu:
>> 2010/9/24 Greg KH <gregkh at suse.de>:
>> > And, to answer the private question a few people have asked me, "why are
>> > you asking all of these questions, why not just not use the MeeGo name
>> > at all?" Well, it's about recognizing the contributions of those that
>> > you build something on. I know not all people/companies do that all the
>> > time (present drivers of MeeGo included), but some of us want to do the
>> > "right thing" here.
>> The interesting question is also, in good open source spirit:
>> How can I, take meego-handset-dialer, put it in my distro, replacing
>> the artwork with my own non-MeeGo artwork, while still crediting the
>> original work being done by the authors? Should I rename it to
> I would *personally* say that you're allowed to credit MeeGo whenever you take
> something from MeeGo. What you can't do is use the name in a way that confuses
> people, such as naming your product "Something MeeGo" or the inverse.
> The use of the name "meego" in packages is something I wonder about, even for
> MeeGo's own packages (meego-panel, meegotouch, etc.). If I use meegotouch and
> make an application that won't run on MeeGo, what happens? How can I say I'm
> running meego-panel if the experience is different from what one would expect
> on a MeeGo netbook?
google and others don't have issues with the use of their name in
packages and Red Hat legal has never highlighted it as a issue for
other packages that use names. It is a direct form of credit.
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