[Sugar-devel] [Marketing] [SLOBS] [SLOB] xo-computer icon

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 09:11:41 EDT 2017

Sure — Sugar Labs restricted the "freedom" of a Windows PC reseller in the
UK to market "Sugar computers". We made the effort to register and defend
our trademark in the interest of the project. I recall having alerted OLPC
when I spotted a potential infringement of their xo trademark — a nearly
identical design used by a European bank. Their counsel decided not to
pursue it, as the registered Nice classes were different. This would have
changed if the bank had marketed software.

A good primer on copyright and trademark issues for free/libre software can
be found here:


Le jeu. 14 sept. 2017 à 09:02, Sebastian Silva <sebastian at fuentelibre.org>
a écrit :

> On 14/09/17 08:00, Sean DALY wrote:
> > Sebastian — these principles apply to copyright, not trademarks,
> > patents, or trade secrets.
> >
> > Sean
> Sean,
> Principles apply universally.
> What you mean is that Software Freedom is based on copyright law, not
> trademark law.
> I understand this. However Trademark is often used to limit user's
> freedoms.
> Regards,
> Sebastian
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