[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Henri Beauchamp sldev at free.fr
Fri Feb 26 00:53:23 PST 2010

On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:56:53 -0800, Rob Nelson wrote:

> I (obviously) agree.
> I highly doubt that trying to claim copyright on "Life" or "Second" in
> court would make the judge take the case seriously.  What's next,
> claiming copyright on "primitive", "avatar", "lab", and "simulator"?
> Sending C&Ds to people who write viewers called Slick or Slanderous?
> Sending C&Ds to people who write programs that have nothing to do with
> Linden Lab whatsoever?

Completely seconded... For a start, trademarking a single, common word
is illegal in many countries (EU countries fall under this case).

Second, I want to point out that following Lince Lab's (r)(c)(tm) own
trademark policy, the use of "Life" in a name is not forbidden.
Please, see:

So, what exactly is all this fuss about ???  Soft, care to try and
explain us ?... Or perhaps one of the LL's lawyers could post on
this list to explain their exact stance on this matter ?


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