APL license - What about the enforced logos?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Nov 15 08:32:44 UTC 2006

Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu):

> Unfortunately, those who popularized the term Open Source failed to
> protect it as a trademark; the same is true of "Free Software" (which
> was also a poor choice of terminology for the FSF's ideals).  Now, there
> is no way to enforce a particular meaning.

The strong, vocal, and lasting disapproval of the open source community 
counts as enforcement in practical terms, I think -- though not in legal 
terms.  Lasting unfavourable PR is a real and potentially costly

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