KDE Apps name trademarks
Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes
frederico at teia.bio.br
Thu Jul 9 18:47:53 BST 2020
Em quinta-feira, 9 de julho de 2020, às 14:18:58 -03, Nate Graham escreveu:
> On 7/9/20 9:42 AM, Michael Reeves wrote:
> > As current maintainer of kdiff3 I would oppose trade mark enforce ment.
> > Unless we have clear proof this is an altered version. I am perpared to
> > push out my own free download if noone in this community wants the job.
> > That will end the current problem quite nicely.
> Thanks Michael! That seems like a good path forward.
I do agree with Michael. And maybe there is a way take that software away from
Microsoft Store. It includes a "Terms of transaction" document as "Additional
terms". This part is interesting:
Terms Relating to the Sale of Products AND SERVICES to You
5. Geographic Availability. Product availability may vary depending on your
region or device. In addition, there may be limits on where we can ship goods,
or provide services or digital content. To complete your purchase, you may be
required to have a valid billing and shipping address within the country or
region of the Store where you are purchasing.
6. End Users Only. You must be an end user to purchase products from the
Store. Resellers are not eligible to purchase.
As far as I know this is against GPL, because it restrict access and
distribution of the software.
And if we go a little more below we have this:
12. Software Licenses and Use Rights. Software and other digital content made
available through the Stores are licensed, not sold, to you. Applications
downloaded directly from the Store are subject to the Standard Application
License Terms (“SALT”) available at [https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?
linkid=838610&clcid=0x0809], unless different license terms are provided with
the application (applications downloaded from the Office Store are not
governed by the SALT and have separate license terms). Software licenses
purchased at the Microsoft Retail Store are subject to the license agreement
that accompanies the software, and you will be required to agree to the
license agreement when you purchase, download and/or install the software. In
addition, software and other digital content made available through the Store
are subject to the usage rules located at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?
LinkId=723143. Any reproduction or redistribution of software or merchandise
not in accordance with the relevant license terms, usage rules, and applicable
law is expressly prohibited and may result in severe civil and criminal
penalties. Violators risk prosecution to the maximum extent of the law.
Since the uploader didn't define a licence in software overview, it will be
automatically licensed under this SALT (really a good name) terms. And this is
a clear infringement of GPL.
Wouldn't this be sufficient to help us?
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