David W. Taylor
dtaylor at serablue.com
Fri Apr 30 19:52:15 UTC 2004
In an effort to make things simpler now and down the road, I will begin
researching another name for the support system. The legal questions
aside, I would want to respect Mozilla's branding and not confuse users.
Thanks for your feedback Gerv.
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:
> 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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