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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Teams and Leads
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:08:43 GMT
On 16 June 2011 14:04, Ross Gardler <> wrote:

> On 16/06/2011 13:49, Ian Lynch wrote:
>> But presumably if we want broader community support this list is the place
>> to get it? I will talk to the trademark committee but I feel happier if
>> this
>> is as public as possible.
> Ahhh... I see what you were "testing" in your original email. I thought you
> were testing whether there were sufficient contact points if ooo-dev was not
> felt to be appropriate. I see now you were testing if this list could give
> you an answer.
> Let me try and answer again.
> The OO.o PMC is expected to police any trademarks associated with the
> project. THe trademarks committee is there to help the PMC interpret the
> policy and, if necessary, to enforce it on behalf of the PMC.
> So in my original reply rather than saying "if you were confident that your
> use conformed to the ASF policy" I should have said, "if the PMC is
> confident that your use conforms to the ASF policy they can say so, if not
> they can ask advice of trademarks".
> However, the PMC doesn't give permission, the trademarks committee does. So
> if you (as requestor) want formal permission the PMC would have to ask the
> trademarks committee to do so.
> Sam has effectively done that in his reply to this thread that was copied
> to the trademarks PMC. Trademarks will assess the situation and respond via
> both the trademarks and this list.

Ok, thanks. I think it is important that ordinary members have an
opportunity to comment either one way or another so we are seen to be acting


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