KDE Apps name trademarks

Uli Klinkhammer uk at kontent.com
Fri Jul 10 17:56:11 BST 2020

On 2020-07-09 15:48, Christoph Cullmann 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.

> But there it starts.
> What are the conditions?
> Is it ok to have e.g. "Kate" on some website of your distro and sell 
> the distro?
> But it is bad to e.g. have "Kate" in the name of an application when 
> you sell that?

Funnily enough, Nextcloud is dealing with a very similar thing.

They are trying to prevent "different kinds of usage of their Software", 
so they putted a Trademark on it.

So, in my opinion, the thing begins with a thread like this here, at it 
ends there:


> If people upload our stuff and make money with it, be it so, that's 
> their right granted
> by our license. One can check if they provide the sources after you 
> buy it and request it,
> but I won't start to invest work to do such stuff.
> And I would not expect the e.V. to waste resources on such endeavors.
I totally agree.



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