[linux-audio-user] License free Linux ??

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Dec 5 06:01:21 EST 2003

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 02:58:36 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> I'm a bit surprised at the idea that it isn't breaking the licenses to
> rebrand, unless you add significant original content. Just changing the name
> Ardour to Mark's Magnificent DAW Engine seems like quite a bogus thing to do
> to make money. The only thing that's mine is the name.

Its neccesary to protect users. Hypothetically, if Paul lost it and
deleted the ardour source, he could then use trademark law to stop anyone
else distributing DAWs called Ardour - and if you weren't allowed to
change the name...

- Steve

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