SevenZero wrote:I respect your thought on Sri Lankan products. But UK version of the Raspberry Pi is Made in the UK and fantastic in quality. So as a help to the effort on building such a wonderful device, LankaTronics respects and supports Raspberry Pi original product. We do the same respect to Original Arduino products.
The precise term is reputation.
It's not a crime to take open source design and make your future of it. Me too do the same.
That's what RH like companies does, they didn't wrote the whole linux kernel. They openly declare that
they have took the open source linux kernel and modified it, as well as these are our modifications and
you also welcome to take our modified kernel , but without our trademark.Because we had lots of
hard time and effort earning our reputation from our customers.
It's illegal and unethical to some-other company to use the name 'Raspberry'. But it's oky to copy it.
Such as begalboard like Chineese made boards also does exists. Even they are a Chinese company
they made their self reputation,not used to market somebody else trademark. But some [ actually
many] MADE in china products have very dynamic trademarks. Such trademarks only do exists for
several weeks or months. Customers could even could not find a website to download their user
guides. And some phones comes as Samsung Clone...etc etc. That's what break the reputation or
So , no doubt. It's oky to copy it if they allow us to copy. But such a broadcomm chip is BGA ,
and board layout design is also a tough job.
They do own it. Because that's what they build. That trademark is an assert of their company.
^ - this is clearly a violation of international trademark policy.
Same thing happens when Arduno is promoting by saying it uses "C/C++". It's not a crime to say it's programmed
using not "C/C++" but "C/C++ like" language.The truth is great always.Because it will come to the surface someday. So truth is always nobel. Truth will slowly grow your customer base and reputation, but it will last for ever. Because
when that customer get to know that "some company had used your inexperience into their advantage, he
will definitely started to hate you."[Such as why I hate Medi_ Tech Incz].