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

Peter Kloprogge kloprogge at pointlogic.com
Fri Jan 5 02:14:28 UTC 2007

I have some experience in trademarks and they specifically should not be
descriptive. Personally I agree that trademarking "open source" wouldn't
have been accepted.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Garrett [mailto:mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:09 PM
To: Craig Muth
Cc: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subject: Re: [Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

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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