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Re: Derived product licensing question

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-02-06 18:09:50 CET

"David Rauschenbach" <davidr@goodserver.com> writes:
> 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. :-)

You're welcome. Note that CollabNet's position is (as far as I'm
aware) also the community's position here. That is, we discussed this
publicly on the dev@ list a long time ago, and there was wide
consensus on the resulting policy.

Best,
-Karl

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> 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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