[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Ben Tilly btilly at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 23:36:54 UTC 2006

On 12/12/06, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen at rosenlaw.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Dalibor Topic's fear (from the vantage point of the licensee who forks) is
> not realistic because forking is always allowed for open source software
> regardless of the trademarks it bears, but the licensor should fear that his
> trademark will become useless if he requires it to be displayed on those
> forks.
> The stronger the GAP requirements to include licensor's logo and trademark
> in prominent places on uncontrolled goods, the more likely the loss of the
> trademark. Given that reality of trademark law, I'm curious why so many
> companies seem to want such strong attribution in UIs of other companies'
> modified software?

Is it possible that they did not discuss this issue in depth with counsel?


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