Great news indeed, Andre, who is a driving force behind the Transition Drupal project, has been granted the right to use the Drupal trademark in the project’s name. This is top news – good work all – here’s the blurb:
Hi, everyone. Great news: we’ve qualified for a perpetual, worldwide license at no cost to use the Drupal trademark in our name.
Thus, we are authorized to use both “Transition Drupal” and “TransitionDrupal.org.”
The conditions of the license are:
“The conditional use of the trademark Drupal in the title and domain name “TransitionDrupal.org” of a Drupal transition website welcoming contributions from private companies and in the name of a Drupal-fork. This use is only granted on the condition that the limited contributions made by the private companies are used for this drupal transition project.”
In other words, as long as we keep the contributed code in the public domain (i.e. not charge a license for it, our commitment) we can accept contributions from both not-for-profit and private companies.
I’ve attached the license to this post. Please review it and send back any questions. If we can’t determine the answers ourselves with our collective legal acumen, I will ask the law firm handling our request before signing it and sending it back.