Subject: Re: GPL and trademarks and brandnames...
From: David Welton <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 12:34:11 -0800

On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 10:14:36AM -0500, William C. Cheng wrote:
> If my company distributes a software package named FOO under GPL,
> and if the name FOO is a (software) trademark of my company, is
> there a problem?  Do we have to use a different license (such as MPL
> or a modified NPL)?

You might put something in the license to make it clear - "In addition
to the terms stated below, you may not use the name FOO for
derivatives of this product".  It's the source that's open, not the

David Welton                 

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