Re: Apple claims "Open Source" trademark

From: Tor Slettnes <tor(at)slett(dot)net>
To: Russell Brady <brady2(at)apple(dot)com>
Cc: <spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org>, "Staci Sheppard" <sheppard(at)apple(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Apple claims "Open Source" trademark
Date: 1999-03-17 22:13:35
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>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Brady <brady2(at)apple(dot)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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