On 07/07/2009 05:28 AM, Peter Vrabec wrote:
Dear Fedora Legal,
I'd like to push fwsnort into Fedora, but I'm afraid there might be
problem with snort TM.
I have contacted fwsnort upstream and I was told they didn't have any
approval from Sourcefire Marketing. But there are more projects that use
term snort on freshmeat.net
. Snort is released under GPL. fwsnort
doesn't use any VRT licensed Snort rules and fwsnort had probably
existed before snort TM.
Could you please help me to clean up this issue. thnx.
Well, the existence of others who are violating a registered trademark
doesn't make it acceptable, this is the "everyone else is doing heroin,
so my use is okay" argument.
At a minimum, you'd need to rename it for Fedora so it isn't a clear
derivation of "snort".