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Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Apr 30 08:52:14 UTC 2004

David W. Taylor wrote:

> Furthermore, if there is no objection from Mozilla I would like 
> to use the name "SupportZilla" to play on the Mozilla, Bugzilla, 
> Issuezilla theme. 

Aside from any technical issues, I would recommend against this. The 
company which owns the Godzilla trademark, Toho, has given 
legal trouble in the past. We have come to an agreement which covers our 
use of "zilla" names, but no-one else's. We can't offer any protection 
to other projects who decide to use such a name.

Even if that weren't true, we'd ask you not to use the name anyway. 
We've learnt from experience that people assume that any product called 
something-zilla is made by us, and we get support requests for it.

So for those reasons, it would be good if you chose a different name.


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