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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Fundraising
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 15:26:41 GMT

On 14 Aug 2011, at 16:23, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> On 14 Aug 2011, at 14:24, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> We have a trademark policy that states what uses are permitted without
>>>>> additional permission, and which uses may be allowed with specific
>>>>> permission from Apache.  The policy does not differ based the
>>>>> incorporation status of the requestor.  However, the application of
>>>>> the policy, on a case by cases basis, will obviously take into account
>>>>> the specific circumstances of the request.
>>>> 
>>>> All true with regard to the use of trademarks, but mostly orthogonal to
>>> the question of the AOOo project's attitude towards third-party fundraisers.
>>> AOOo is in a unique position compared with all prior Apache projects of
>>> which I am aware and the various comments on this thread indicate we need to
>>> give thoughtful and clear guidance.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Agreed.  But this guidance comes in response to thoughtful and clear
>>> proposal from an organization that wishes to use the trademark.
>>> 
>> 
>> Assuming you mean TeamOOo, does that mean you believe their name is a
>> trademark infringement?
>> 
> 
> You are making a false assumption.   We don't have a proposal from TeamOOo.

Which non-profit fundraiser (the subject of the conversation at this stage) were you referring
to then?

S.


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