I realise I'm taking a gamble here by asking what could potentially be off-topic but considering it's still related to Joomla and this wasn't closed, I thought I'd do so anyway.

Today I found a Tweet asking if users have registered for a limited license if they use the word "Joomla" in their name.

So as it stands:

  1. I use the word "joom" in my comain name, not the full word
  2. I received approval from OSM about 7 years ago for this usage
  3. OSM/Joomla! have not contacted me directly stating I need this license

So my question, based on this information is, am I obligated to apply for this (new) license?

  • :) it’s a very unusual question here. More like a legal question which I have some relation to, but I do not think that you are obliged to do anything for using the name ‘Joom’, since legally it would also mean if you use the letter J then you should licence it from someone. They stated explicitely ‘Joomla’ in there tweet for licence. – Zollie Jan 22 '19 at 10:52
  • In other words, from legal viewpoint, there is a very strict limitation of interpreting something boadly (denotative).. – Zollie Jan 22 '19 at 11:27
  • And I just checked the related, earlier post on this. According to me, JoomJunk is not a derivative of Joomla in any legal meaning. JoomlaJunk could be, but JooJunk or JJJunk also not and so on... nor cannot be interpreted as derivative legally. At least, I cannot imagine that it could be a winning lawsuit in any court at the part of OSM. – Zollie Jan 22 '19 at 13:57
  • law.stackexchange.com – mickmackusa Jan 22 '19 at 19:58

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