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Re: [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Re: proposal: DotGNU Trademark License
Date: 07 Aug 2003 12:26:34 -0500
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Norbert Bollow <address@hidden> writes:

>   - Build a PC according to given hardware specifications and ship
>   it to a given customer address

When does the call return? ;)

> "GNU" is a registered trademark of the Free Software Foundation,
> Inc.

When did this happen?

>    (a) You must ensure that whenever the service is usable, your
>        customer is able to download all data which belongs to that
>        customer

I believe this is too vague.  I immediately see a situation in which
the ASP insists that none of the data belongs to the customer; it
belongs to the ASP.  The customer is merely "licensing" the data from
the ASP.

>    (b) 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,

Does this refer to a physical medium, or a network one?

Stephen Compall or s11 or sirian

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