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Re: RFC: Subversion trademark policy

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-06-29 21:35:25 CEST

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, C. Michael Pilato wrote:

> Karl Fogel wrote:
> > As Mike Pilato pointed out, there are only two external projects using
> > the full word "Subversion" in their names:
> >
> > "CW Subversion" (which could be renamed "CWSVN -- Subversion(R)
> > integrationfor Code Warrior(R))
> >
> > "SubversionSharp" (which could be renamed "SVNSharp")
> >
> > We could ask them to rename. If they don't, and we don't force the
> > issue, we could just grandfather them in, and make sure to put a
> > prominent note to that effect next to their names on links.html, and
> > mention them explicitly in an addendum to the policy. (Or maybe there
> > are other solutions; point is, the existence of those two projects
> > needn't be a factor here.)
>
> +1 on asking them to rename.
...

I agree with asking for a rename. Otherwise, new projects which don't
know about the trademark policy might unknowingly follow the lead of
the projects which have been grandfathered in.

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