namespace protection compatible with the OSD?

John Cowan jcowan at
Thu Apr 19 20:13:44 UTC 2001

Eric Jacobs wrote:

>> without exercising control over the quality of his derivative works

> "OSI Certified" is a certification mark, a kind of trademark. Yet open
> source software authors can claim their software to be "OSI Certified",
> not just "equivalent to OSI Certified". This doesn't constitute
> abandonment of the trademark -- does it?

Not at all.  Note the phrase with >> marker above.

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