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Tetris trademark issue, reprise

From: Jonathan Underwood
Subject: Tetris trademark issue, reprise
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 17:15:29 +0100

Dear Emacs developers,

Back in January the Fedora packager of Emacs asked if there was a
trademark infringement with tetris.el. This reply:


pointed out that trademarks don't usually cover file and function
names. But the issue is a bit more complex than that, because the game
itself in Emacs is called Tetris (at least, the menu item is called
that), and that may be a trademark issue. Plus the fact that tetris.el
could be regarded in someway as an executeable program might be an
issue. This has been thrashed through in a Bugzilla entry, where these
arguments are explained in much more detail, here


I thought I should bring this up again here since the Red Hat legal
people seem quite concerned about it.

Best wishes,

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