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Re: Addressing the lack of Trademark License for YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Core Apps


On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Ricardo Salveti de Araujo
<ricardo.salveti@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/18/2013 08:06 PM, Zisu Andrei wrote:
>> Read the list, there are actual Facebook/Twitter/Youtube apps being
>> developed: https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/
>> Having a link in the Ubuntu Phone image to the corresponding service is
>> certainly not infringing, and that's not the issue that was raised here.
> For the core apps they need a proper review before incorporating them at
> Ubuntu. And by proper I mean reading all the guidelines and legal statements
> individually per app doing the support for the service.
> We don't want the app itself to be called as twitter or facebook, but
> instead saying it provides access to the twitter/facebook services, which is
> fine.
> Cheers,
> --
> Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

And thats exactly the problem... Right now the apps are called
"Twitter Core App" etc there is not statement or anything to suggest
to users or media that these are going to just be links an that they
are unofficial which leads to the confusion of users and makes a false
sense of endorsement which is what Trademarks aim to prevent.

Benjamin Kerensa
"I am what I am because of who we all are" - Ubuntu

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