[tor-talk] Android app: Torrific
juan.g71 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 23:08:23 UTC 2014
On Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:34:58 -0400
Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 07:43:17PM +0200, CJ wrote:
> > Name / legal:
> > for now, I didn't get any answer from Andrew Lewman, who kindly
> > contacted me???
> > I added mentions so that it's clear torrific isn't from Tor Project.
> > Maybe that's enough ??? as I don't get answer, I stick with it. We
> > will see the outcome, hopefully it will stay as is.
> Hi CJ!
> The main problem with the name is that it encourages other people to
> name their thing with Tor in it too. And then we end up with a bunch
> of projects all confusingly named Tor, some of which really shouldn't
> be and some of which are probably fine, and it's hard for users to
> tell which is which.
> So yes, I understand that you like the name, but it will contribute
> to more chaos and confusion down the road. Please pick something else.
> Historically, we have encouraged people to use names with the more
> generic word onion, or onion routing, or "or", to signify that
> they're not Tor.
> I bet people here would be happy to help you brainstorm about names if
> you need input. :)
So, the great defenders of 'free speech' and one would think
free/open software, are now claiming to own the combination
of letters "tor" and want to control any 'trademark' which
contains that word?
self-parody at its very best.
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