GPLv3 Appropriate Legal Notices and Restrictive Trademark Grants
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Jul 21 01:54:05 UTC 2008
Daniel Chalef writes:
> It is my understanding that restricting the use of the trademarks (for
> commercial use, "destroying brand value" etc), in turn creates additional
> restrictions on the use of the software and source code, which would be in
> violation of the GPLv3.
> Am I correct or somewhat misguided? :-)
Misguided. It's reasonable (and both the GPLv2 and GPLv3 require it)
to expect people to be told that they are running a modified version
of your software. Not granting a trademark license, or granting it
only under certain conditions, is just another way of making sure that
people comply with the GPL.
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