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From RA Stehmann <anw...@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:51:32 GMT
Am 07.02.2013 13:26, schrieb janI:

> If it is so classic, then  for sure the ASF laywers could inform Fedora
> about the problem, and ask them to correct it, independently of whether or
> not AOO is distribtuted. I assume that since they are the distributors they
> need to make sure that their contributors uses valid trademarks.
> 
> This might be a problem on other distros as well.
> 
> Or is life not as simple as I think ?
> 
No, it isn't.

It isn't really nice to sue another free software project.

And using trademarks to break another free software projects will, seems
no good idea nor a good public relation since Mozilla tried it. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project

Because of the licence it's quite easy to fork and rebrand AOO, so we've
to be carefully to guard and promote our brand and save the respect of
our project in the free software community.

Regards
Michael


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