[haiku] Re: Some minor suggestions to the Distro Guidelines.

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:38:35 -0700

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 22:35 -0400, Ryan Leavengood wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Jorge G. Mare <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > On the other hand, one could very well argue that Haiku does not have
> > the resources to do this in a way that is viable and sustainable; as we
> > very well know by now, that something can be put in writing does not
> > mean that it can or will be executed, particularly in the case of
> > volunteer-only projects like Haiku.
> 
> I think what is more of an issue than the volunteer-only nature of
> Haiku is a lack of serious funds to pay lawyers to protect our
> trademarks in a court of law should it come down to that. Mozilla has
> those funds because of the money they receive from Google for searches
> in Firefox. If we are really serious about protecting our trademarks
> we need to find a way to generate funds for such an effort. I don't
> know if donations are enough. Though we may also have options with
> some of the open source friendly law offices which might offer pro
> bono representation.

The first thing to do is register the trademark, as that seems to be the
enabler to recovering attorneys fees and getting additional damages in
case on an infringement action.

Regards,

Jorge/aka Koki



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