Hi, i was thinking asking someone in private, but i am sure that it can be interesting for everyone.
To make it clear, what is possible to do and what is not… if someone can tell us precisely ?
i make a serie of simple questions regarding those restrictions, with in mind (important !) a free and open source module… but to know also about commercial modules can be an enlightment for some of us…
1/ Can we use an existing logo or name from an existing company ? (i am sure not, but i ask)
2/ can we imitate the design (existing hardware) and color ?
3/ what if… if we change just one letter to the name of the brand ? … “Behringore”
4/ can we duplicate the “electronic scheme” of an existing hardware, must have a patent anyway ?
5/ can we integrate/use free licensed sound/samples files in our modules ?
6/ and finally, can we modify an existing open source module and fork it indefinitely ?, what are the basic “needs” to be able to release a new custom version ?
ok, i mean, that should be clarified, anyway, and for everyone… i hope i am not disturbing here… and i am sure that i am not alone, asking those details… bye