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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Passport Without A Visa: Open Source Software Licensing and Trademarks
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2012 01:35:28 GMT
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM, Danese Cooper <> wrote:
> Ahem.  Excuse me, but Tiki Dare is the trademark lawyer who brought us the
> ridiculous naming policies around Java products when she was at Sun... (as
> well as the much-maligned OpenOfficeDotOrg).  IMHO its quite possible to
> kill a brand with tedious correctness from a Trademark protection point of
> view.

Ahoy.  It is also possible to kill a brand with lax incorrectness by
non-lawyers, from a trademark protection point of view.

So let's just agree that no one here is interested in killing a brand,
unless they explicitly state otherwise.  Be charitable and give the
benefit of the doubt on that.


> Danese
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> A good read on trademarks and open source software.  I highly
>> recommend PPMC members read this over, and especially note how
>> trademarks can become invalid due to ""naked licensing".
>> -Rob

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