@Gargron Shouldn't it be Mastodon® if it's registered? Just using it as a trademark gives you the right to use ™.

Typical questions for learning what it means is:

Which country is it filed in?
What does it mean from top to bottom to have registered trademark?

(not just a link or 'quick overview' blog but the copy of template or text of contract would be ace (deleting details or just text so it's easier to post)

I'm not looking to hammer the news just most of this stuff needs reading / catches up (though I don't doubt you did it blind... though you said above "I am m new to this" but maybe that doesn't mean you did something with 0 knowledge)

Either way good to know and practise for smaller projects and those also new... I'm in for the education here and as I value Mastodon highly.

@Gargron Can other instances still use the Mastodon name? (E.g. Mastodon.xyz, Mastodon.pro)

@admin I intend to allow use in domain and subdomain names as long as the software running on that domain is Mastodon. The full guidelines are still being worked out. But "Mastodon" has always been a trademark, whether registered or not, so in that sense nothing has changed.

Well now you need to enforce it or you risk losing it.

@Gargron mastodon can be a full throttle alternative for twitter if some changes incorporated since twitter is not a free space anymore to express ones opinion - specifically it supports fascists

@st_in I'm genuinely interested in what you mean by fascists because I do get the general idea or even specifically some parts of what you mean but do you have your own definition overall or in the twitter context (maybe both would help) thanks

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