APL license - What about the enforced logos?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Nov 7 22:20:47 UTC 2006

Rick Moen wrote:
>>> (iii) the copyright notice in the same form as the latest
>>> version of the Covered Code distributed by Alfresco Software, Inc. at
>>> the time of distribution of such copy.
>> This makes it difficult for downstream contributors to protect their
>> modifications; it is probably also false designation of origin (and thus
>> prosecutable under the Latham Act).
> (Sorry, I don't get this.  And, yes, I am familiar with trademark law.)

Sorry.  I just mean that people need to modify the copyright notice if
they modify the code.

>>> In addition, the "Alfresco Community" logo and vendor disclaimer
>>> must be visible to all users and be located at the very bottom left
>>> of each user interface screen.
>> This requires there be a GUI!
> I believe a judge would consider the words "if any" to be clearly
> implied.

Maybe, but why speculate?  They should write the license clearly in the
first place.  The letter of it clearly violates OSD #10.

>>> When users click on the "
>>> Alfresco Community " logo it must direct them back to
>>> http://www.alfresco.com <http://www.alfresco.com/>.
>> This requires that HTTP is available....
> I believe a judge would consider the words "if applicable" to be
> clearly implied.

Same thing, but IANAL and TINLA.

Matthew Flaschen

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