Re: For Monday


Joseph Potvin
 

To all,

Here are interesting "Model Trademark Guidelines" for free/libre/open projects:
http://modeltrademarkguidelines.org/index.php?title=Home:_Model_Trademark_Guidelines

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:
http://wiki.opensource.org/bin/OSI+Operations/OSI-Logo+Misuse
Also, here you can read about the Python Trademark dispute:
http://opensource.com/law/13/2/python-trademark-dispute

Joseph Potvin
Operations Manager | Gestionnaire des opérations
The Opman Company | La compagnie Opman
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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:

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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