[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Fri Jan 5 02:08:30 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 07:22:06PM -0500, Craig Muth wrote:

> From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_software :
> >Perens attempted to register "open source" as a service mark for the
> >OSI, but that attempt was impractical by trademark standards.
> Does anyone know the details of why this attempt failed?

My understanding (unfortunately based on private mailing list archives) 
is that Bruce felt that there was no realistic chance of having the 
trademark granted, and therefore never submitted the final paperwork. As 
a result, we'll never be certain what would have happened.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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