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Are we documenting copyrighted material?

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If the project and name of this tool are copyrighted should it be documented within a tool wiki? Maybe this technology is best left to discuss in the forums?

R.J. Steinert's picture

I'm no lawyer, but I know that Linux got in trouble back in the day for not trademarking their brand name "Linux". Some smart ass decided to trademark Linux and then threaten suing every company with a product with the word Linux it its name (magazines, linux distributions, etc.).

So looking at the limited documentation that was originally added:

Food Fractal is copyright Holocene systems, LLC and released under http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html

Perhaps by "Food Fractal is copyright Holocene systems, LLC" the person who added this tool meant trademarked. If that is the case and the design is released under AGPL then I do think it's a good fit for a Tool page.

dorn's picture

I think this will be a good education for the community as we get it sorted out.