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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Naming: Trinity Desktop Environment or KDE Classic developed by the Trinity Project?

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 21:06:09 +0300
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 

> 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).