MDL-68070 messaging: Amend lang string to be clearer for any user.
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1MOODLE TRADEMARKS POLICY
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4The word "Moodle" is trademarked in many countries around the world. The word
5was originally an acronym: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
6Environment. The trademark is owned by Martin Dougiamas, Founder and Director
7of Moodle.
8
9The law obligates trademark owners to police their marks and prevent the use of
10confusingly similar names by third parties. Through this policy we’d like to
11make it clear how Moodle-related projects, organisations, and people can use
12the Moodle trademark. We’d also like to be clear about how use of the word is
13restricted when used to promote commercial Moodle services. We do this to
14protect the very business model that allows us to continue developing Moodle
15for you.
16
17Allowed uses
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19
20The following uses don’t require any permission at all:
21
22* Referring to the software or the Moodle project.
23* Describing your own Moodle implementation (including within corporate
24 settings).
25* Describing a Moodle-based community hub.
26* Describing some software you’ve made that integrates with Moodle
27 (eg a Moodle integration feature on another system).
28
29Restricted uses
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31
32The following uses are generally prohibited without explicit and direct
33permission being granted to you by Moodle Pty Ltd. We do this to protect the
34Moodle project from software and sites which could confuse people. Please
35contact us to ask for permission in writing.
36
37* You can’t use "Moodle" in the name of your software (including Mobile apps)
38* You can’t use "Moodle" in your company name
39* You can’t use "Moodle" in your domain name
40* You can’t use "Moodle" in advertising-related keywords (such as Adsense)
41* You can’t use "Moodle" to describe services around Moodle (such as hosting,
42 training, support, consulting, course creation services, theme development,
43 customisation, installation, integration and certification). This applies
44 even if you do not charge for the services. Note that usually only Moodle
45 Partners have this permission.
46
47For information about the Moodle Partner Certification Mark as well as for how
48to contact us, please see <https://moodle.com/trademarks/>.