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 Some users have correctly mentioned that many other software packages have trademarks, do we plan to remove them all? No. We are not against all trademarks, only those which explicitly prohibit normal use, patching, and modification. Some users have correctly mentioned that many other software packages have trademarks, do we plan to remove them all? No. We are not against all trademarks, only those which explicitly prohibit normal use, patching, and modification.
  
-As an example, neither [[https://​www.python.org/​psf/​trademarks/​|Python PSF]] nor [[https://​www.perlfoundation.org/​trademarks.html|Perl Trademarks]] currently prohibit patching the code without prior approval. They do prohibit abuse of their trademarks, e.g. you cannot create a company called "​Python",​ but this does not effect ​your ability to modify their free software and/or apply patches.+As an example, neither [[https://​www.python.org/​psf/​trademarks/​|Python PSF]] nor [[https://​www.perlfoundation.org/​trademarks.html|Perl Trademarks]] currently prohibit patching the code without prior approval. They do prohibit abuse of their trademarks, e.g. you cannot create a company called "​Python",​ but this does not affect ​your ability to modify their free software and/or apply patches.
  
 Due to the anti-modification clause, Rust is a non-permissive trademark that violates user freedom. Due to the anti-modification clause, Rust is a non-permissive trademark that violates user freedom.