Subject: RE: For Approval: TrueCrypt Collective License Version 2.0
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 15:05:10 -0800

Thomas Novak wrote:
> Your Product (and any associated materials, e.g., the documentation,
> the content of the official web site of Your Product, etc.) must not
> present any Internet address containing the domain name truecrypt.org
> (or any domain name that forwards to the domain name truecrypt.org) in
> a manner that suggests that it is where information about Your Product
> may be obtained or where bugs found in Your Product may be reported or
> where support for Your Product may be available or otherwise attempt to
> indicate that the domain name truecrypt.org is associated with Your
> Product.

Wouldn't such things be an unfair business practice or perhaps trademark
infringement subject to legal remedy even if this provision weren't
expressly stated in your license? Is such a provision needed?

/Larry

Lawrence Rosen
Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com)
Stanford University, Lecturer in Law
3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
707-485-1242  *  fax: 707-485-1243
Author of "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and 
                Intellectual Property Law" (Prentice Hall 2004)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tomas Novak [mailto:counsel@truecrypt.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 2:37 PM
> To: license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: For Approval: TrueCrypt Collective License Version 2.0
> 
> We have added the following paragraph to Section III.1.c of the
> TrueCrypt License (thus creating discussion draft 2 of the TrueCrypt
> Collective License Version 2.0):
> 
> 
> Your Product (and any associated materials, e.g., the documentation,
> the content of the official web site of Your Product, etc.) must not
> present any Internet address containing the domain name truecrypt.org
> (or any domain name that forwards to the domain name truecrypt.org) in
> a manner that suggests that it is where information about Your Product
> may be obtained or where bugs found in Your Product may be reported or
> where support for Your Product may be available or otherwise attempt to
> indicate that the domain name truecrypt.org is associated with Your
> Product.
> 
> 
> 
> The HTML version of the draft 2 of the license is available at:
> http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/drafts/truecrypt-collective-license-v20-
> d2.html
> 
> The plain-text version of the draft 2 of the license is available at:
> http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/drafts/truecrypt-collective-license-v20-
> d2.txt
> 
> 
> 
> Sincerely,
> Tomas Novak
> 
> TrueCrypt Foundation
> http://www.truecrypt.org/