Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, John Allman wrote:
>>> I think the fsf would want to know regardless. These guys are
>> claiming it's GPL'd and then giving a limited licence. I dont know if
>> the term GPL is trademarked, but i'm quite sure this is contrary to
>> the spirit of the free software foundation and i'm quite sure they
>> would want to know if this kind of thing is going on.
>>> I dont think the term 'GPL' is a trademark, or protected in any way.
No, but they are trying to "pass off" a non GPL product as GPL, which is
>> At worst, it's false advertising but, as it's free, you wont get far
> with that either.
It might be free (as in beer), but it has a licence you sign up to in
order to install it => it has value => a legal contract exists => they
are "trading" and so I would think they are bound by the Trade
Descriptions Act. (IANAL, YMMV, etc)
>> Anyway, tell FSF, sure.
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