[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4676: Plugin Directory: Loosen slug/name usage

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Wed Aug 14 19:33:03 UTC 2019

#4676: Plugin Directory: Loosen slug/name usage
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 By altering some slugs to only check for trademarks in the MIDDLE of the
 slug, we allow people to submit plugins with names like "My cool plugin
 FOR trademark" - this is not going to work for all trademarks or terms, as
 their owners have requested a secession on full use. Also some we just
 need to avoid.

 This is done by including a hyphen at the end of the term for those terms
 that can be used, but only at the end. That said, this is still an
 imperfect check, as it would catch "Blah blah for Google Maps" - a better
 long term solution will be needed, but this will get us to a better place.
 More restrictive is easier to fix since we can edit slugs, and it lessens
 the possibility of infringement.

 We may need to split this out into trademarks and restricted. It's hard to
 explain why you can use 'blah blah FOR X' but not for all trademarks, just
 because some owners are more restrictive than others.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4676>
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