KDE Apps name trademarks
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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
> 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
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
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