[opensource-dev] FAQ posted for Third Party Viewer Policy
sldev at free.fr
Sat Feb 27 01:32:31 PST 2010
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:14:52 -0600, Soft Linden wrote:
> There's now a FAQ for the Linden Lab Policy on Third Party Viewers:
Very good job, Soft, thank you ! :-)
However, there are a couple of points that I think should be addressed
or precised in this FAQ:
1. The trademarking rules as presented in the TPV are in contradiction
with Linden Lab's own trademark policy. In particular:
5.b.i You must not have a Third-Party Viewer name that is
“________ Life” where “________” is a term or series of terms.
Is in contracdiction with:
in which we see that "[anything] Life" is not forbidden as long
as [anything] does not contain "Second".
I would call such a trademarking a "domain trademarking" (like
a domain name for an Internet site address"), but I doubt very much
such a rule would be legal, even in USA...
2. in the FAQ, to the question "I do not want a publicly available
listing in the Viewer Directory to disclose my own name or contact
information. Is it possible for the public listing page to show
just the brand name of my third-party viewer?", the answer states
that name and contact info must be provided to Linden Lab, however
the type of "contact information" is not precised. An email from
an ISP account (not an anonymous Yahoo/Hotmail/Google/whatnot
account, of course) *is* a contact information that is sufficient
to legally identify the developper in case of any action against
them. But right now, the full snail mail address is required,
which is in violation with some international laws protecting user
privacy (notably the French law "Informatique et Liberté").
I hope to see these two points addressed.
Many thanks in advance !
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