Why a License Agreement
Talking about licensing has become complex lately because we are now forced to talk about two things; the software and source code license and the trademarked name and logo. After the Google trademark battle, many open source projects became rightfully concerned about loosing trademark. After all, if it can happen to Google, what chance do I have? This has led to a storm of CLAs and other legal paperwork to protect their names. The purpose of all of it is to show that you have not "abandoned" your trademark. But none of it has been tested since Google. So, here is my attempt. What follows is the license for the software and the license for the use of the trademarked name and logo. Wish me luck!
A link to the full version with all attributions can be found at the bottom of each page of the SmallWall firewall. Essentially, SmallWall is based on FreeBSD and uses that license.
SmallWall® is Copyright © 2015 by Lee Sharp
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
SmallWall is a registered trademark of Lee Sharp.
No third party or derivative work is allowed to use the name "SmallWall" or the SmallWall logo of the stylized brick wall with the name SmallWall.
Use of the SmallWall name or logo on any website is only granted for descriptive purposes, and use of the logo MUST include a link back to the SmallWall website.
No one may use either the name or the logo to imply approval or support of the SmallWall project without explicit, and written permission from the trademark holder, Lee Sharp.
- Lee Sharp
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