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Xman04
Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/15 14:08

  • Xman04

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 180

  • Since: 2004/7/12


Is it ok to include the "XOOPS" name in a domain address created for a noncommercial informational type site? Is there any kind of policy regarding this?

I'm not sure if there are any kind of trademark or copyright issues that would make it not ok to do that, or if some kind of permission needs to be granted by the XOOPS organization for this.

Any information on this would be appreciated.

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EyeKeeper
Re: Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/15 17:11

  • EyeKeeper

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 209

  • Since: 2002/6/11


about names I don't think there is a problem on using it...

just about the content and code should be taken into consideration the legal rights as stated --> here.

Further there many XOOPS sites with the word "xoops" in and are non-profitable as

xoopsinfo.com
xoops-tips
xoopsdesign...

just to name a few...

IMHO it's a question of using the site considering the right use of it...

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Xman04
Re: Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/15 23:13

  • Xman04

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 180

  • Since: 2004/7/12


Quote:
IMHO it's a question of using the site considering the right use of it...


I pretty much thought the same thing, but just wanted to make sure. There are sometimes trademark issues regarding names, especially if someone is trying to profit from someone else's name (which I'm not).

The site would be my contribution to the XOOPS community, and would be open to others who want to contribute and participate. Thus, it is all positive and it will be of good use. It will probably be narrowly focused on a few specific topics and act as a knowledgebase on those topics. There will be no commercial activity on it, and I will probably use a .info domain to make that known. I'm still in the brainstorming phase of it, and it is not something that is going to happen for a while.

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Will_H
Re: Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/16 0:13

  • Will_H

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 1786

  • Since: 2004/10/10


if there was ever an issue with commercial gain and using the XOOPS name XD would have heard about it long ago.

I think you are safe.

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skenow
Re: Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/16 0:33

  • skenow

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 993

  • Since: 2004/11/17


XOOPS is registered as a trademark in several countries - http://xoopsfoundation.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=4. Fair use of the name has been permitted in many instances, both in commercial and non-profit situations. Usually, as long as the use does not infringe on or in any way denegrate XOOPS, the use is allowed.

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Xman04
Re: Using the XOOPS Name
  • 2008/1/19 15:00

  • Xman04

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 180

  • Since: 2004/7/12


Thank you all for the information and advice on this.

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