About packaging Zotero (trademarked name) standalone for Fedora (was: About packaging Zotero standalone for Fedora)
ilyes.gouta at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 11:38:57 UTC 2012
I'm reposting this e-mail, slightly edited and with a much more clear
subject, highlighting the issue.
Zotero is a referencing tool that helps the user collecting,
maintaining and generating citations from research papers and so on.
Since version 3.0, Zotero has also been available as a standalone
executable (previously a Firefox plugin) based on the XULRunner
runtime; and I'm thinking about packaging it for Fedora.
The code base is licensed under AGPLv3, however the program's name
'Zotero' is a registered trademark
I asked the developers
if it was OK to use that same name (even if the source package ends up
slightly changed - mostly the build system actually), but then here I
am asking the same question in order to get more feedback from the
Fedora packaging community:
What's the position of Fedora regarding using the same trademarked
program names (even if the source code is under an open source
This case would look similar to the Firefox package and I'm interested
in understanding how this is handled in Fedora.
P.S: I'm already a Fedora packager.
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