[foundation-board] MOTION: Trademarks for the OKF

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Tue Mar 19 22:07:01 UTC 2013

On 19 March 2013 21:41, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:
>  "Open Definition" may be challenging to get through, but I think it is
> worth the investment as it is a key part of what we do and potentially a
> unique asset as open concepts become more widespread.

Speaking as someone who was on the receiving end of attempts to co-opt
"Open Source" I am not so keen on us holding a trademark on such an
open-ended term. Unless, that is, the purpose was to allow anyone to
use it for whatever they felt like.

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