Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 12:48:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts by Stroller
On Saturday 17 April 2004 13:39, Stroller wrote:
> > Surely "perpetual use of the "Gentoo" trademark and "G" logo" permits > Gentoo Technologies Inc the same freedoms that RedHat & Mandrake have > with their own trademarks & logos..? > > I have no idea what the implications are of this. I'm sure no-one > begrudges you the money made off t-shirts, boxed sets or even official > support, however I don't see how Gentoo NFP would be protected against > you charging for, say, a Gentoo premium service. > > Why not just have Gentoo NFP employ you in your cd-burning, > t-shirt-printing capacity, and have the NFP pay you a wage..?
I talked with Daniel yesterday. Basically the reason for this whole license thing is that there must be some garantees against the NFP falling appart. We hope there won't be fights in the board either, but in case such things happen, Daniel would be able to take the trademark, the GPL'ed source and the developers and continue the distribution. After the NFP has lived for a while ( and has gone through several board changes ) this should not be necessary and the license could be given back. Paul -- Paul de Vrieze Gentoo Developer Mail: pauldv@g.o Homepage:


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Re: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts Pieter Van den Abeele <pvdabeel@g.o>
RE: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>