Apple claims "Open Source" trademark
tor at slett.net
Wed Mar 17 22:13:35 UTC 1999
>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Brady <brady2 at apple.com> writes:
Tor> Like it or not, but now may be neccessary to come up with
Tor> some of the documents regarding the trademark, how it was
Tor> handled initially etc. Not only for Eric "Shoot Bill, get
Tor> famous" Raymond, but in actual legal confronation with Apple.
Russell> Please note the press release now has the correct
Russell> trademark information. Sorry about the confusion.
Thanks for pointing this out - that is a good relief.
The trademark is still subject of a dispute between SPI (which had it
registered), and OSI (which claims to have obtained it from SPI).
Eric Raymond is the president/primadonna of OSI. The one person who
may have the most influence in dealing with this trademark legally is
Bruce Perens, who has publicly pointed out a couple of (minor)
problems with the ASPL.
As that may be, thanks for your clarification.
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