[drupal-devel] Legal Support

Andre Molnar mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 31 02:16:14 UTC 2005

Sorry for the cross post,

Do we have any members in the community that are lawyers.  Occasionally 
we have questions pop up regarding GPL and Licensing compatibilities - 
and there are bound to be questions about the legality of some of the 

I hope to continue to help coordinate the marketing documentation, but 
I'm sure there are times when legal questions will arise about making 
certain claims or citing names in marketing documents.  Is there anybody 
that we have that we can turn to for these kinds of questions?

For example, Joshuwa - who has been doing some amazing work on the print 
ad - asked:

"Name-dropping is an excellent idea, especially big names like 'Yahoo!', 
but I am almost certain you'd need permission from Yahoo! before 
including their name/identity in an ad.

I'm not 100% sure, but might be something to consider."

I'm 99% sure that we wouldn't need permission - stating a fact is a fact 
and the fact is that Yahoo is using drupal internally - but then again 
I'm not a lawyer.


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