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EFF says Mark Shuttleworth is wrong about trademark

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | about 8 months ago

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Last week Canonical sent a cease and desist letter to EFF staffer Micah F Lee asking him to remove the word Ubuntu from the URL as well as removed the Ubuntu logo from the site. Lee responded through an attorney who said that Canonical’s “request were not supported by trademark laws and interferes with protected speech.” Shuttleworth apologized, though it was cheeky, and while he dubbed the Mir opponents as non-technical (hello KDE, systemD, Wayland, Intel) he also went on to explain why they needed to protect their trademark.

Now there is official response from EFF.

In the blog post EFF has explained that Shuttleworth is far from reality and was totally wrong about trademark. Looks like Canonical needs some communication experts. One more thing Mark should stop blogging."

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