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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Fundraising
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 15:23:55 GMT
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Simon Phipps <> 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.

t think there is much we can say in general other than "Specific
proposals are welcome".  But given a specific proposal, one of the
first things I'd look at is whether the trademark was used in a way
that implied endorsement by Apache, or whether it was merely the
minimum necessary to express the charitable purpose of the

> S.


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