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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: Does the Flex name need to change?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:57:17 GMT
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM, David Arno <> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM,
>> Alex Harui wrote:
>> Adobe definitely intends to let Apache use the Flex name, but apparently
>> there are repercussions with a straight up "donation". So, unfortunately, I
>> still can't guarantee anything in that area right now.
> Hopefully I am just muddled here, but doesn't this statement by Alex cause us problems?
As I understood it, for us to use the name "Flex", Apache has to own the trademark to it.
In order words, there has to be a "straight up donation" as Alex puts it. We can't just be
allowed to use the name, we have to own it....

I'm not a trademarks specialist by far, AFAIK the key point is that to
keep the name, the ASF must be able to use it freely in the future,
without it being controlled by an external entity. A "straight up
donation" might not be the only way to implement this.


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