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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 5 21:42:06 UTC 2007

Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> In addition, a descriptive mark can become distinctive by achieving
> secondary meaning. If today customers associated the phrase "open
> source" with OSI's definition, then the phrase would have secondary
> meaning and can be registered as a trademark today. 

It seems realistically that they don't currently.  However, this is
another incentive (besides simply protecting the integrity of the term),
for OSI to speak out loudly and frequently about what is and isn't open

Matthew Flaschen

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