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  1. #1
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    * Zend forcing companies to change their product's name/URL!?

    I just heard that Zend is contacting companies that have the word "php" in their commercial products and forcing them to change the name and URL! Anyone know/heard anything about this? Can they do such thing?
    (SH)Saeed

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    No, they can't, PHP is not a copyrighted name and Zend doesn't actually own it.
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    I hope and think you're right. PHP is way too common for them to pull something like this.
    (SH)Saeed

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    PHP is open source licensed under a GPL variant. They just changed the licensing, but it isn't any more restrictive.

    I think whoever posted this needs to provide a link to the source. I interviewed the creator of PHP so I'm pretty sure I can drop him a line and give him an earful
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    We received a similar message today from the developers of a piece of software we use, and they've changed their name already.

    Gary

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    Yep - got an email from phpManager software about it too.

    James

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    I wasn't able to find anything about this on their web site. Anyone have the address of a press release or announcement?
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    They might put something up about it on their new site at www.hostcms.com

    They're planning on a July launch.

    Cheers

    Gary

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