KDE Apps name trademarks

Jack ostroffjh at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Jul 9 15:27:39 BST 2020

On 7/9/20 9:48 AM, Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> On 2020-07-09 14:18, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>> On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 12:29, Christoph Cullmann
>> <christoph at cullmann.io> wrote:
>>> You might be able to do that, but as soon as you start to try to
>>> keep
>>> people
>>> from using the names, the cost-free, bureaucracy-free and layer free
>>> zone ends.
>> Sending an e-mail to the Microsoft store doesn't need to cost
>> anything, and it would have more effect if there can be a claim of
>> trademark.  Claiming copyright infringement as discussed on this
>> thread is also sensible but it does need more work and will need at
>> least the cost of buying kdiff3 from their store.
> Hi,
> sending just a mail will for sure not be enough, as the license allows
> anybody to upload our stuff there.
> You can start to claim that the name is trademarked but then this will
> only work if the other party doesn't claim it is not or that we don't 
> have
> a policy that forbids to upload something with that name + get money 
> for it.
I think the suggestion of a letter to Microsoft was about the potential 
copyright violation, not about trademark.  They could confirm whether or 
not there is an offer of source code within the package without having 
to buy it.

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