Quoting Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions (michele at blacknightsolutions.com):
> If you read over all that it becomes very clear that you can repackage SRPMS
> from RedHat, but you cannot claim that they are Redhat ie. Use the name or
> its derivatives.
_Every_ trademark owner would love that degree of control, but trademark
law doesn't actually grant it to them. All they're entitled to is a
monopoly, limited in scope, over the customer's impression of brand
identification. That is, their ability to stop me from selling "Rick
Moen's 'This Is the Same as Red Hat's RHEL Contents But Neither Produced
nor Endorsed by Red Hat, Inc." Enterprise Linux is exactly nil --
because they'd never be able to convince a judge that their customers
would likely be confused into thinking they'd produced or endorsed my
Over-estimating the scope of trademark rights is very common among
Cheers, "Don't use Outlook. Outlook is really just a security
Rick Moen hole with a small e-mail client attached to it."
rick at linuxmafia.com -- Brian Trosko in r.a.sf.w.r-j
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