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Re: Proposed licensing change for OpenLDAP 2.0/-devel
Julio Sánchez Fernández wrote:
> "Kurt D. Zeilenga" wrote:
> > The OpenLDAP Foundation would like to release OpenLDAP 2.0
> > (and to OpenLDAP-devel) under a less restrictive license. This
> > goal is to promote wide use and redistribution of the Project's
> > software while still protecting our name (which is actually
> > done under trademark law)
My point here, IANL, is that copyright law, IMO, is ineffective
in protecting trade names from abuse.
> So I think that some protections must always be kept in the license.
The terms include "some protections":
> 3. The name "OpenLDAP" must not be used to endorse or promote
> products derived from this Software without prior written
> permission of the OpenLDAP Foundation. For written permission,
> please contact email@example.com.
> 4. Products derived from this Software may not be called "OpenLDAP"
> nor may "OpenLDAP" appear in their names without prior written
> permission of the OpenLDAP Foundation. OpenLDAP is a registered
> trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation.