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Re: Derived product licensing question

From: David Rauschenbach <davidr_at_goodserver.com>
Date: 2006-02-06 15:58:15 CET

Thanks Karl. Collab.Net's position is reasonable, and is what I was
expecting. However, in order to comply with the Subversion license, I was
required by section (4) to hear it in your own words. :-)

David
----- Original Message -----
From: <kfogel@collab.net>
To: "David Rauschenbach" <davidr@goodserver.com>
Cc: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Derived product licensing question

> "David Rauschenbach" <davidr@goodserver.com> writes:
>> Section (4) of the Subversion license mentions asking
>> info@collab.net 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
>

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