[kde-community] Trademark clause in the Manifesto

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Tue Jul 28 11:52:06 UTC 2015



On 07/28/2015 09:37 AM, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> Clemens originally interpreted this to mean that on joining KDE a
> project has to transfer the trademarks to KDE e.V. and that on leaving
> KDE (which could happen...) the project maintainer loses the brand
> associated with the project.

I understand this concern, but the spirit of the clause was
definitely to address natural turnover within KDE rather
than people leaving KDE. Abandon/disappear as in the soft-
ware goes unmaintained without them, in general, not what-
ever copy KDE may be keeping in the event of some sort of
hostile fork -- I think this wasn't made more explicit
because no one considered a stormy weather scenario.


Cheers,
Eike



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