Debian trademark, EAN, proposed letter, SPI heads-up

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Thu Aug 31 15:22:58 UTC 2017

Guillem Jover writes ("Re: Debian trademark, EAN, proposed letter, SPI heads-up"):
> I'm not sure whether this is splitting hairs, but wouldn't issuing a
> letter stating those 2 years make any similar request in the near
> future that demands a 2 years span, require reissuing a new letter?
> Perhaps it should be 3 or 4 years instead? One possible problem is that
> this means we cannot change our minds for a "long" time if need be, but
> I think there is indeed consensus that we'd not want to do that. But of
> course with these things you never know what will happen in 1 year! :)

This is a valid point, but I was imagining we would reissue this
letter as needed.  In practice an old letter which is still on our
website is likely to be accepted by the relying parties, I would have


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