mccoy.smith at intel.com
Fri Apr 21 23:05:48 UTC 2006
OSI does have a trademark/service mark, and an enforcement program,
although I believe it is not a word mark though:
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org]
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:02 PM
To: David A. Temeles, Jr.
Cc: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subject: Re: BitTorrent
David A. Temeles, Jr. scripsit:
> On what basis can OSI preclude anyone from designating their software
> license as "open source"? I am new to this list, but I cannot
> how OSI would have the legal right to preclude anyone from using the
> "open source" in any fashion. OSI could, however, prevent a party
> claiming that its license is OSI-approved...
Quite right on all counts as far as legal action is concerned. Friendly
persuasion is another thing, and often quite successful.
John Cowan http://ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. --Oscar
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