Re: For Monday


Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster@...>
 



On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 4:41 AM, Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@...> wrote:
Jeremiah,

Please see the OSI's Trademark Usage Guidelines:
http://opensource.org/trademark-guidelines

You might also find the OSI-vs-OSHWA tussel about logos interesting:
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2190402/data-center/open-source-movements-butt-heads-over-logo.html
...this got resolved as follows: http://opensource.org/node/640

You could try to convince people like Richard Fontana, Lawrence Lessig, Eben Moglen, and Mark Radcliffe that trademarks signifying compliance are "legalistic nonsense" in the free/libre/open realm.  

I think they'd agree already. You're not going to sue anyone over trademark infringement on a project designed to help someone achieve compliance with the GPL. That's just silly.

Cheers,

Jeremiah

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