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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL for physical object

From: Julian Daich
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL for physical object
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 22:43:35 +0200

2017-10-04 20:03 GMT+02:00 Adonay Felipe Nogueira <>:
> Important note: I'm not a lawyer.
> Trademarks aren't a problem, the problem comes from the trademark
> *policy*. As an example, we have Mozilla's which limits or forbids
> selling copies of the original software (the trademark policy given as
> example might also have other problems that I'm unaware of).
> Although I don't know what you mean by "releasing the trademark under
> the GPL".

Using the GPL as the" policy" you mentioned above.

> Perhaps there are lawyers that might be able to help. I don't know if
> these have lawyers, but it's worth mentioning:
> - Software Freedom Conservancy: <>.

Can try.

> - Software Freedom Law Center: <>.

No real answer from them. Just the autoreply robot once.



> Also, the last one has an interesting guide that talks about trademarks:
> <>.
> Julian Daich <> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I am working on a medical device and plan to release it under the GPL,
>> most probably the AGPL. I know that is possible to have the design the
>> design under the GPL, but for the physical object the situation is
>> more complex. I think about make a trademark that will cover the
>> decorative features and releasing the trademark under the GPL. Should
>> be possible? Have somebody try that?
>> Best,
>> Julian
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