Symantec asks G4L to stop infringing on Ghost name
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 06, 2007 12:15 AM
While I agree that Symantic is being a bit petty about this, we have to be cautious here. We as FOSS users, developers and supporters need to be the better class of people. Ghost is Symantics product name. All other products should indeed distance themselves fron non-FOSS apps enough that there in no mistaking the uniqueness of the FOSS project. If you think it's stupid to be aple to copyright a word, fine. I agree. But, that isn't the point here. Symantic does not want their names used outside of their control, and that Is their right. We should support that, and insist that the developers of G4L immediately rename the project to meet the full intent of Symantic. Not because they are right, but because it is the right and legal thing to do. We have freedoms we wish to protect with FOSS. Those freedom come with the responsibility to respect others as well. If we don't, what makes us any better that them?