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RE: [OT] Turtle

From: BobF <rfreeze_at_charter.net>
Date: 2006-05-18 18:58:58 CEST

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:31 AM
To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: [OT] Turtle

Joseph Galbraith wrote:

> Given what Stefan said about TortoiseCVS and TortoiseSVN being
> separate projects though, I too wonder why this is okay and not
> their project.

Because we asked them first. That's why it's ok for us :)

> My personal opinion (not having years of sweat invested in either
> TortoiseSVN or TortoiseCVS) is that maybe this is a bit of an
> over-reaction... but I do tend to be pretty laid back about these
> kinds of things.

I don't really mind them using the name (even though I think they should
at least add TFS or TF to it) and that logo. But I would mind having
them send their lawyers (after all, there's a company behind the
project) after us. Because even if we're definitely using the name/logo
longer than they do (at least in public), we couldn't afford a lawsuit
and would lose anyway.


This is why I suggested a polite communication informing them of how long
TSVN/TCVS have been using their respective names and logos.

You just might get an acknowledgement of their awareness of these facts from
the Turtle people.

This kind of acknowledgement could be worth Gold if there ever was a legal

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