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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Get lazy consensus on to recommend that the trademark permission be granted to TLM Ltd
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:04:50 GMT
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 6:29 AM, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
> Proposal: That The Apache OpenOffice.org Podling recommends to Apache
> Branding to provide permission to use the OpenOffice.org trademark and logo
> for certificates, handbook and training materials for a system of
> internationally recognised end-user skills certification accredited by the
> UK national qualifications regulators (Ofqual)
> <http://www.ofqual.gov.uk>and referenced to the European
> Qualifications Framework<http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc44_en.htm>.
> We previously received authority to do this from Oracle but we would like
> this to be re-affirmed here. We also propose to use LibreOffice branding
> where relevant in similar contexts so that if end-users want certificates
> that refer to specific products in the code base family they can. We see
> this as a possible area where AOO and LibO can be brought together without
> any conflicts and collective projection of branding will be good for both.
> We don't expect to have any exclusive use in this field or claim any
> particular endorsements from ASF or TDF as we have "quality assurance
> credibility" through the UK national regulatory system and endorsement by
> e-skills, the Sector Skills Council for Business and IT and the Open Source
> Consortium of companies as well as authority to use the logo of the EU
> Lifelong Learning Programme.
>
> Some links to give an idea of typical use of Logos/trademarks are:
>
> http://www.theingots.org/community/OOocert
>
> This certificate recognises Word Processing skills at EQF Level 2. The OOo
> logo means that is was achieved in the context of OOo. If the certificate
> was achieved in the context of LibO the LibreOffice logo would replace the
> OOo logo.
>
> There is a link to the draft assessors manual below the scanned certificate
> image linked above.
>
> For the home page of the INGOT community site
>
> https://theingots.org/community/
>
> OOo link lower left is so that those coming to the web site can access
> supporting resources - currently this is under construction. We hope to
> considerably strengthen this through EU grant application funding in
> partnership with community members. We need to think about how to
> incorporate LibO here perhaps with both logos on the button.
>
> We welcome any suggestions for improvements.
>

Might be worth saying that if no objections are received in 72 hours
then Ian would assume lazy consensus and take the PPMC's
recommendation to Apache Branding for final approval.

-Rob

> Thanks.
> --
> Ian
>
> Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications (The Schools ITQ)
>
> www.theINGOTs.org +44 (0)1827 305940
>
> The Learning Machine Limited, Reg Office, 36 Ashby Road, Tamworth,
> Staffordshire, B79 8AQ. Reg No: 05560797, Registered in England and
> Wales.
>

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