[IAEP] [SLOBS] [SLOBs] Scenarios for licensing our trademarks

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 10:44:24 EST 2010

That works fine with honest folk, but what about the company that
wishes to use the marks aggressively, as a selling point, without
providing any support? Or the person who promises to respect GPL and
CC licenses, then turns around and adds Flash binaries to a Sugar
image? Or the guy who claims he sent in an e-mail and never did, uses
the marks and tells the press we never answer our e-mail? It's because
not everyone is well-intentioned (unfortunately) that we need to
explicitly grant a revocable license through direct contact, for a
defined period wiith a renewal mechanism.


On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>   > The case of a modified Sugar developed with no community contact
>   > at all remains possible, as long as our marks are not used. If
>   > our marks are used (the preferable case), it is preferable to
>   > have at least basic information about who is doing it and where.
> This mail talks about how it is beneficial to know about everyone who
> is using our marks, implying that you have to make everyone ask for
> permission in order to know this.
> An equally valid way of finding this out, I think, would be to say
> "You may use the marks without permission if you send us an e-mail
> saying that you intend to use the marks and giving a link/description
> to your product".
> Thanks,
> - Chris.
> --
> Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>
> One Laptop Per Child

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