Bug 1315045 - Trademark problem and non-commercial use
Summary: Trademark problem and non-commercial use
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: archlinux-keyring
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-03-06 06:44 UTC by mejiko
Modified: 2016-03-07 17:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-03-07 17:52:59 UTC


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Description mejiko 2016-03-06 06:44:11 UTC
Hello.

This software name is "archlinux-keyring".
but "Arch Linux" is trademark.

Arch Linux Trademark Policy is not allowed commercial use.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:TrademarkPolicy

I think that this is non-free and trademark problem.

Thanks.

Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-03-06 16:02:45 UTC
I sent a mail to trademarks@archlinux.org asking for a clarification.

Comment 2 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-03-07 17:52:59 UTC
I got the following reply from Arch:

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Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:08:19 -0600
From: Aaron Griffin <...>
To: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl>
Cc: trademarks@archlinux.org
Subject: Re: use of "archlinux-keyring" as package name in Fedora RPM

Hello,

As the name of the git repo is "archlinux-keyring", this doesn't violate
anything related to our trademark policy. You are simply packaging
something we supply by the name we use.

Cheers,
Aaron
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So everything seems in order.


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