An IDE called 'QDevelop'

Richard Dale rdale at
Wed Dec 6 14:47:46 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 06 December 2006 11:48, Dizzy wrote:
> On Monday 09 October 2006 14:18, Richard Dale wrote:
> > I found out here:
> >
> >
> >
> > That there is a new IDE called QDevelop. I think people will assume it is
> > a Qt only version of KDevelop when in fact it has nothing to do with
> > KDevelop - it will cause confusion and potentially 'dilute our brand'. If
> > we were a company with a registered trade mark we would sue them or
> > something. But as we're a Free Software project there isn't a lot we can
> > do I suppose.
> 1. Being a Free Software project is no excuse for not having a
> trademark; "Linux"(tm) is a trademark in many countries, so if you feel you
> need such protection go for it
> 2. I really fail to see whats so unique in "kdevelop" word that nobody can
> use "[A-Z]develop" from now on; it's obvious that people will presume its
> an IDE for QT (thats the first thing it crossed my mind) and I dont see any
> problem with that
Yes, I think you're right and it doesn't really matter much. So please ignore 
me on this!

-- Richard

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