I did read and ‘attempt to comprehend what you actually said’. I just thought it would’nt matter so much for my statement – because I’d uphold that statement even against these un-quoted parts which I skipped.
IANAL and I’m not sure in how far Gruber’s Markdown documentation is also covered by his license…
You didn’t re-read it did you? I said you can’t make up license terms and expect them to apply to people who are not bound by the license.
You are either bound by a license or not. stmd is not bound by the original Markdown license at all, and hence all of it’s terms, including the one you quoted, are irrelevant – whether or not you “uphold” them (whatever that even means).
Whether Gruber has a valid claim to “Markdown” as a trademark is a different issue and has nothing to do with the license. I highly doubt he does have a valid claim, and somewhat doubt he’d go to the effort of making one.
You really didn’t need to point that out. It’s already abundantly obvious.