Re: For Monday

Joseph Potvin

To all,

Here are interesting "Model Trademark Guidelines" for free/libre/open projects:

To Jeremiah,

If you wish to discuss, please review the information provided prior
to popping off a dismissive retort.
Here's something else from OSI for your thoughtful consideration:
Also, here you can read about the Python Trademark dispute:

Joseph Potvin
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On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Jeremiah Foster
<jeremiah.foster@...> wrote:

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


Please see the OSI's Trademark Usage Guidelines:

You might also find the OSI-vs-OSHWA tussel about logos interesting:
...this got resolved as follows:

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.



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