KDE Apps name trademarks

Michael Reeves reeves.87 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 11:46:28 BST 2020

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 4:01 AM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 7:16 AM Albert Vaca Cintora
> <albertvaka at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > But if there are situations where third parties are living off our
> good name,
> > > we should fight this. We already have the rights to do so.
> >
> > Should we? Isn't that the same that RedHat, SUSE, Canonical, etc. do?
> What's wrong with charging for our apps as a distributor?
> There isn't anything wrong with charging for our applications as a
> distributor.
> The potential problem arises if they portray themselves as an
> 'official' version, which is a label only we can provide.
> It is especially problematic if the binary they've packaged contains
> malware or other alterations that have a negative impact on the user
> experience, which users will attribute to us, not the distributor of
> the software.
> The situation with Redhat/SUSE/Canonical is also slightly different,
> as we already have an established relationship with all three of
> those. This includes them receiving early access to our releases along
> with them being subscribed to our security pre-announce service.
> In this case, the vendor in question has not made contact in any form with
> us.

Just quick note the version of kdiff3 on the windows store carries the old
icon. This seems to imply it was made before kdiff3 joined kde. Like during
the 4 year lapse of maintainership. Let's make sure we have all the facts

> Cheers,
> Ben
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