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From Rob Weir <>
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 <> wrote:
> Proposal: That The Apache Podling recommends to Apache
> Branding to provide permission to use the 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)
> <>and referenced to the European
> Qualifications Framework<>.
> 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:
> 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
> 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.


> Thanks.
> --
> Ian
> Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications (The Schools ITQ)
> +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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