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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: OOo Trademark
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:32:50 GMT
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
> Once this is cooked, I'm eager for us to pick up the threads on trademark
> enforcement against "subscription fraud" abusers of the trademarks. See
> http://www.itworld.com/security/182757/floss-accept-no-substitutes for an
> overview of the issue. At Sun, we regularly pursued the pond-scum who preyed
> on OOo end-users like this - does Apache already have an initiative for
> dealing with it?
>

Any observations on how this is typically handled by other
community-led (as opposed to corporate-led) OSS projects?

-Rob


> S.
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
>
>> Yes, ASF counsel and I are working with Oracle to get the paperwork signed
>> and finished to transfer a number of "OpenOffice.org" registered trademarks
>> (and related marks) to the ASF, from a number of different countries.
>> (Thanks Andrew)
>>
>> Andrew (or whoever): how/when can we get the submissions to that webform?
>> http://surveys.services.**openoffice.org/surveys/index.**php?sid=31881<http://surveys.services.openoffice.org/surveys/index.php?sid=31881>
>>
>> I'm actually wondering if and how we should review those, versus simply
>> asking people to start contacting ooo-dev@ about requests from the Apache
>> side.
>>
>> In particular, with the transfer of the OOo marks, how do we (as in, this
>> PPMC and trademarks@) handle any permissions or licensing of
>> "OpenOffice.org"?  Especially since that mark primarily refers to a product
>> that we - the ASF - do not actually distribute?
>>
>> - Shane
>>
>>
>> On 7/19/2011 12:51 PM, Andrew Rist wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/18/2011 10:37 PM, Peter Junge wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'm still getting requests now and again from persons who want to use
>>>> the trademark OpenOffice.org for various reasons. In former times I
>>>> have been pointing them to a web form that Oracle was providing. So,
>>>> my questions are:
>>>> - Is the OOo trademark already with Apache?
>>>>
>>> Oracle legal is currently working with ASF on the transfer.
>>>
>>>> - If yes, I recall I have to forward them to trademarks@apache.org,
>>>> right?
>>>> - If not, is Oracle still taking on such requests?
>>>>
>>> All of these types of requests are on hold at Oracle. The process should
>>> be moved over to Apache.
>>>
>>>> + Do requesters still have to use the web form?
>>>> Or, is there any interims process?
>>>>
>>> Not at this time - and - this should make it over to the Apache side of
>>> things in reasonably short order.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Peter
>>>>
>>>
>
>
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> Simon Phipps
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