Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2007 12:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "After a long and controversial discussion with the project admins we've agreed on guidelines for creating a 3rd-party Haiku-based distribution. In brief, other distributions may not use the word 'Haiku' in their name and we will provide a 'Haiku Compatible' logo for distributions that comply to a short list of rules that ensure binary and source compatibility. Please read the detailed guidelines for further information."
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RE: I thought it's open ...
by Savior on Tue 15th May 2007 13:45 UTC in reply to "I thought it's open ..."
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

Ever heard of "copyright"?

It may sound a bit too strict (especially the prohibition on the name), but other than that, I think it stays within the borders of common sense. As I understand, they are talking only about "Haiku distributions" here, and not a modification of the core system (which the Haiku license allows).

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RE[2]: I thought it's open ...
by Soulbender on Wed 16th May 2007 03:42 in reply to "RE: I thought it's open ..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Ever heard of "copyright"?"

Yes, and it has nothing to do with this. This is about the Haiku trademark and associated logos.
Since Haiku is MIT licensed it is not possible to control exactly how a distribution is out together but it is still possible to control the use of the Haiku trademark and logos.

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RE[3]: I thought it's open ...
by kaliber on Wed 16th May 2007 06:16 in reply to "RE[2]: I thought it's open ..."
kaliber Member since:
2007-05-16

"Yes, and it has nothing to do with this. This is about the Haiku trademark and associated logos."

Seems that Haiku Inc. doesn't have _registered_ trademarks in US and probably in other countries, so they can do nothing IMHO.

Edited 2007-05-16 06:17

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