On Thursday 03 March 2011 20:55:13 Timothy Pearson wrote: > It's quite simple really. We have no legal right to use the trademark > "KDE" for anything. As I know, different distributions used the KDE trade mark even with heavily patched KDE with different software included and different artwork. If it is a registered trade mark, possibly there are some usage rules that permit third parties to deliver patched KDE without changing the trade mark or explicit permission? I think Trinity even if achieves high rate of development will still be a modified KDE3, won't it? And I saw no project that used however heavily modded KDE under a separate branding... > KDE e.V. has graciously cut us some slack during this > transitional period, but they could easily demand full removal of all of > their trademarks at any time (e.g. if this project starts actually > competing with KDE4 for some reason).