Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice

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Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice


Simon Phipps wrote on 2011-06-18 20.15:

> The project names "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their host, [ Freies Office Deutschland e.V.], a non-profit organisation registered in Germany. The respective logos and icons used by these projects are also subject to international copyright laws. Use of any of them is subject to the [ trademark policy].

I can't see where this should help much in understanding the legal
background (like we have posted it regularly to the blog). The trademark
holders are not necessarily backing the entity, cf. the Apache example,
where Apache is licensee of the trademark, but not (yet?) the trademark
holder. However, Oracle, being the trademark holder, is not responsible
for Apache's content.


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