On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 08:12 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> Some more tags for "functionally comparable to" and the name of
> some well known programs for Windows or Macintosh would let
> people cope with the original names of Linux apps.
> Nero -> k3b, xcdroast
> Adobe Illustrator -> inkscape
> Adobe Reader -> evince, kpdf, okular
I think that would not fly for trademark reasons. I know there are sites
which do that kind of mapping and that some upstream projects advertise
their program as "comparable with (popular proprietary program XYZ)", but
they're treading on a very fine line legally.
I don't know where the law stands, but the current packaging guidelines
prohibit this kind of comparison in package summaries:
"BAD: It is similar to Adobe Photoshop."