gerv at mozilla.org
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 mozilla.org
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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