[License-discuss] Doese GPLv3 allow misrepresentation and grant rights under trademark law?
adrelanos at riseup.net
Thu Mar 21 15:54:00 UTC 2019
> 7. Additional Terms.
> Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, for material you
add to a covered work, you may (if authorized by the copyright holders
of that material) supplement the terms of this License with terms:
> c) Prohibiting misrepresentation of the origin of that material, or
requiring that modified versions of such material be marked in
reasonable ways as different from the original version; or
Since GPLv3 says that "Prohibiting misrepresentation" is an opt-in, it
could be argued in court that misrepresentation as per "pure" (no
supplemental terms) GPLv3 licensed material is permissible?
> e) Declining to grant rights under trademark law for use of some
trade names, trademarks, or service marks; or
Again, "Declining to grant rights under trademark law" is an opt-in.
Does the reverse logically follow that GPLv3 "grant rights under
So any source code released under GPLv3 contains any trademarks, that
effectively equals giving up that trademark?
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