[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Jan 4 04:15:32 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 11:02:14PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> The FSF gets to say what Emacs is (and anyone who forks it has to call
> it something else), Oracle gets to say what Oracle is, and I get to
> say which one of the billions of humans is me.
While you're basically right, and it's certainly acceptable for an open
source license to require derived works to have a different name, emacs
isn't a good example. It's not trademarked, and the GPL doesn't have any
clauses allowing you to require name changes.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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