[IAEP] Scenarios for licensing our trademarks
cjb at laptop.org
Fri Jan 29 11:10:31 EST 2010
> I don't see how the opposite is true. Just look at Sony. To be
> clear, by "freely" I mean without conditions. The snag is that I
> don't see how we can be sure we have a legal handle on acceptance
> of our conditions without an explicit license. Again, this is a
> change from my original position of two weeks ago.
I think the reason I'm quick to assume this is possible is that it's
how the GPL works. Either you are complying with its conditions,
in which case you have a (copyright) license, or you are out of
compliance with its conditions, in which case you don't.
I don't see why the same idea of an automatic license that is only
granted while its conditions are met would fail to be usable in a
trademark license, but maybe there's a reason I haven't thought of.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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