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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] support me

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] support me
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:13:36 -0700
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Thanks for the news.

Please learn more about trademark though. Trademark is NOT owning any
word. Normal words cannot be trademarked, and trademark isn't full
ownership of words. The Git project does not own the word "Git" if it
were used for something like a brand of ice cream. They do not own the
word in terms of people talking about the Git project. The do not
control it completely. They have exclusive control over only a small
area: the use of the word Git for *products* and *services* that are in
the area where people could confuse them for being official Git products
or services.

In other words, trademark is a *consumer protection*. It helps make sure
that the public are not tricked into thinking something is an official
version or officially endorsed part of something when it is not. This
does not make anyone a slave.

By complaining to you, Git was saying: "We don't know that we fully
endorse your GitBull service, and we are worried that the public may
think your service has official connection to the Git project. So, we
want to restrict the name Git here because we want people to know that
if they see Git in the name of something similar to or related to the
Git project that it isn't a fake thing or a trick or something."

Now, *I* think it is wrong for Git to do anything other than realize
that GitBull was fine. But I do *not* think they should have no
trademark. I do *not* want someone else less responsible than you to
make Git-something that actually uses Git badly or pretends to be like
Git when it is actually not Git software but something similar but
different. That might make people have bad experience and think badly of
Git. Trademark is GOOD for the public, which is not true for patents and

On 04/17/2015 02:02 AM, Aurélien DESBRIÈRES wrote:
> Hello Coders!
> So ... on start this thread wake up with Alimiracle who request for
> support for fully free solution for his codes host.
> It is right that many solution already exist, but they are not all
> completly free or try to be, but are not.
> We try on our side to make this place a reality, which represent many
> trouble, but, find the way with kallithea.
> At first we have used the name gitbull, git for the tool ... bull for
> the horns of the gnu beast.
> But freedom is not the same in the mind of every humans.
> The Software Freedom Conservancy ping me (very correctly) but ping me on
> the fact we use the term git and the point that git is trademark.
> That make me discover that many things are trademark and by the way ping
> LibrePlanet to act on LibreMark.
> We can't own a name, because to make it short if i own the name earth
> you are all my slave. If I own the name fire, your ass will freeze ...
> A bit strong form of explanation, but simple enought to say that it is
> not because you own a word that in front the reality of this know part
> of the bubble universes where we live it is the reality.
> You don't own anything, but yes you can use the force to jail me. Very
> human and in human by the way.
> So,
> We push all our things to
> and continue to make the things free as in freedom and price.
> I understand that this last point is very difficult for some people to
> understand, but if you think of this planet 7000 years before there were
> no money and things were not so bad.
> Maybe money is the chain of slavery you just don't have ping in your
> mind.
> Welcome to our Free Coding Community, Welcome to Bull Codes

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