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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Blaze and Openness of Standards (was Re: [Proposal] Blaze)
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:39:47 GMT

Quick question on trademarks.

If you search many of the Apache project names, they are trademarked to 
gezoo, however
if you search "Apache XXX" it cleans up. Once/one day when the project 
graduates from
Incubator it will also be "Apache XXX" which is unique.

How is this different from any of the other names in Apache that are 
highly trademarked without
the "Apache" qualifier?

Comments please - what is the policy?
Carl.


Cliff Schmidt wrote:
> On 7/20/06, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> OTOH, experience has shown that an effective open source project
>> can cause a previously closed "standard" to be forced into the open
>> or be supplanted.
>
> +1
>
>> In any case, BLAZE is one of the more over-registered trademarks
>> in the USPTO with 329 applications, most of them live and at least
>> one registered for web software.  It is not an acceptable name for
>> a podling.
>
> Good point -- thanks, Roy!
>
> Cliff
>
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