On 10/11/2013 03:09 AM, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Tom Callaway
> Canonical says explicitly not to do this:
> (from: http://www.canonical.com/intellectual-property-policy
> You cannot use the Trademarks in software titles. If you are
> producing software for use with or on Ubuntu you may reference
> Ubuntu, but must avoid: (i) any implication of endorsement, or (ii)
> any attempt to unfairly or confusingly capitalise on the goodwill of
> Canonical or Ubuntu.
> Short of explicit permission from Canonical, we should not do this.
Legal things never cease to amaze me.
I can't really see how naming a package "ubuntu-title-fonts", which is
the name upstream (and upstream *is* Ubuntu) chose can be "using
Trademark in software titles".
We are not even producing software here [1,2], these are just
packaging of content, not code.
Yes, I know, but we're attempting to be good citizens and respect
Canonical's trademark policies. It would not take Canonical very long to
simply say that anyone may use the "ubuntu-keyring" or
"ubuntu-title-fonts" names to describe those software/font components,
but they have not done so to date.