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From Florian Effenberger <>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:50:51 GMT
Hi, wrote on 2011-06-09 15.21:
> together.  The only influence Apache has is indirect, via its eventual
> control of the OOo trademark, logo and website.  Since fundraising is a

just a quick note to that - it doesn't affect the German association 
very much, but: Once granted use of the trademark, like for events, logo 
use, merchandising or entity names, can be pretty hard to be revoked.

IIRC, there is no bullet-proof track record of how it was dealt with at 
OOo, and I myself am aware of several trademark grants that were not 
tied to anything.

So, again, it shouldn't affect the German association that much, as 
their name is changed anyways, but enforcing a strict trademark policy 
can get hard...


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