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[DotGNU]proposal: DotGNU Trademark License
[DotGNU]proposal: DotGNU Trademark License
Tue, 5 Aug 2003 21:17:30 +0200 (CEST)
A recent discussion with Stephen J. Turnbull has reminded me
that it is very important to create some legal protection for
the term "DotGNU Webservice".
Provided that the FSF agrees to this idea, I'd like to include
something like the following in the documentation that will be
part of the upcoming DotGNU 0.1 release:
"DotGNU Webservice" Servicemark License
Copyright 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
"GNU" is a registered trademark of the Free Software Foundation, Inc.
"DotGNU Webservice" is a servicemark of the Free Software Foundation, Inc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USING THE "DotGNU Webservice" SERVICEMARK.
0. This License grants, to businesses which satisfy the
conditions that are outlined in sections 1 and 2 below,
permission to use the "DotGNU Webservice" servicemark
in the context of their commercial activities.
Activities which are not of commercial nature are outside the
scope of this license; in particular there are no restrictions
on using the term "DotGNU Webservice" outside the context of
making a commercial service offering.
Every business which fulfils the conditions that are outlined
in sections 1 and 2 below may choose to accept this license, thereby
becoming a licensee. Each licensee is addressed as "you".
You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to use the
"DotGNU Webservice" servicemark in the context of making commercial
service offerings; that is prohibited by law if you do not accept
this License. Therefore, by using the "DotGNU Webservice"
servicemark in such a commercial context, you indicate your
acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and
1. The "DotGNU Webservice" servicemark may only be used in connection
with services that satisfy DotGNU's definition of "webservices",
namely the following two conditions must be satisfied:
(a) Some functionality is provided, and in addition there is
a description of this functionality, namely how the
service should be used and what it provides.
(b) The service is offered over a computer network (e.g. the
internet or an intranet) via standard protocols, i.e. protocols
that are open, widely published, and freely available for anyone
If you provide a commercial service and use the "DotGNU Webservice"
servicemark, you must in addition satisfy the following two
(c) You must ensure that whenever the service is usable, the owner
of the data is able to download the data plus the program which
acts on the data (the "webservice program") in an executable
form which can be used with a version of the DGEE ("DotGNU
Execution Environment") webservice server which has been
released by the DotGNU Project of the Free Software Foundation.
(d) You must provide your customers with a written offer, valid for
at least three years, to give them upon request, at no extra
charge, on a medium customarily used for software interchange,
licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
a complete machine-readable copy of the source code of the
webservice program plus any compilers and libraries which are
needed to translate the webservice program into executable
The term "webservice program" in sections (c) and (d) above refers
to a computer program which can be used together with a version of
the DGEE ("DotGNU Execution Environment") webservice server to
provide a webservice which is identical in functionality to the
webservice which the customer has purchased from you.
2. Any violation of the conditions in section 1 will automatically
terminate your rights under this License. You must not use the
"DotGNU Webservice" servicemark if you have previously violated any
of the conditions in section 1.
Founder & Steering Committee member of http://gnu.org/projects/dotgnu/
Free Software Business Strategy Guide ---> http://FreeStrategy.info
Norbert Bollow, Weidlistr.18, CH-8624 Gruet (near Zurich, Switzerland)
Tel +41 1 972 20 59 Fax +41 1 972 20 69 http://norbert.ch
- [DotGNU]proposal: DotGNU Trademark License,
Norbert Bollow <=
- [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, Richard Stallman, 2003/08/07
- [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, Norbert Bollow, 2003/08/07
- Re: [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, DrDiettrich, 2003/08/10
- [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, Richard Stallman, 2003/08/11
- Re: [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, Nicolai P Guba, 2003/08/11
- Re: [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License, Richard Stallman, 2003/08/12