Nicu Buculei wrote:
Hans de Goede wrote:
> Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> There is a talk on GNOME Games about Fedora not including Gnometris
>> for some undisclosed legal issues:
>> There are two specific questions:
>> - what are the specific copyright/trademark problems?
> The name is too close to tetris which is a strongly defended trademark.
I am not sure, in this bugzilla entry
"All Tetris clones are illegal, unfortunately. Nothing we can do about
it.", which seems very strong and nor related to the name.
If the name was the only problem, it seems the GNOME people are disposed
to change the name.
That really is the only problem, with fbg and crack attack there has
been discussion about this and although some people would rather not
have any tetris clones in Fedora as the tetris trademark owners are
rather trigger happy with lawsuits, it was decided that a trigger happy
trademark owner is not a good reason to keep anything out of Fedora as
long as it doesn't violate the trademark. Thus if the trademark issue is
resolved gnometris really should be fine, although it will probably
still need some discussion then as, as said already, some people would
rather avoid tetris clones to be 100.1% safe.
> game), what can be done is change the name and remove all
> to tetris from the docs. I've done the same for crack attack (remove
> all references to tetris from the docs)
See above: default desktop install. Red Hat goes to extra measure to
remove a default GNOME component, so it should be something more.
Something more? TM infringement is more then enough to remove something!
Crack Attack is very different as playing style than Tetris, is an
entirely new game.
Yes but crack attack is inspired by tetris attack and had some
references ti this in the docs, so we once again hit the tetris TM.