Re: Derived product licensing question
Date: 2006-02-06 18:09:50 CET
"David Rauschenbach" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
You're welcome. Note that CollabNet's position is (as far as I'm
-- www.collab.net <> CollabNet | Distributed Development On Demand > David > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <email@example.com> > To: "David Rauschenbach" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: <email@example.com> > Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 7:26 AM > Subject: Re: Derived product licensing question > > > > "David Rauschenbach" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > >> Section (4) of the Subversion license mentions asking > >> email@example.com for permission before using a hosted product name in > >> the name of a derived product. Presumably "Subversion" is a "hosted > >> product name". > >> > >> I sent such an e-mail a few weeks ago (Jan 22), and haven't heard > >> from anyone. Does anyone know who the gatekeeper of Subversion > >> licensing is, and how I might contact them directly? > > > > Sorry for the delay, David. > > > > Our policy is that it's okay to use the name "Subversion" as an > > accurate descriptor. That is, if you're distributing or running an > > unmodified Subversion as received from the Subversion Project, and as > > long as you don't do anything to misrepresent the origins of > > Subversion (e.g., imply that your organization wrote Subversion, or > > contributed something to Subversion that you didn't actually > > contribute, that sort of thing), then you can call it "Subversion". > > > > But if what you're running is modified from what we distribute, then > > please always add qualifiers, e.g. "Goodserver Subversion", and be > > clear to your customers (in some publicly visible way) that what > > they're getting from GoodServer is not exactly the same as what the > > Subversion project itself distributes. > > > > The main purpose of these guidelines is to prevent identity confusion > > and to protect the project's reputation. > > > > I hope this helps, > > -Karl > > > > -- > > www.collab.net <> CollabNet | Distributed Development On Demand > > > -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For additional commands, e-mail: email@example.comReceived on Mon Feb 6 19:53:33 2006
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