[OpenID board] Trademark board meeting issue

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 18:50:01 UTC 2007

Dick Hardt wrote:
> I agree this is not something the board can decide and needs to  
> reflect the community.
> I'm concerned that someone posting the question to general@ will not  
> lead to a desirable outcome as most people are not educated on TM  
> issues.
> I would suggest that trademark usage be part of the IPR policy and  
> that the board propose a policy to the community which can then be  
> approved.

Agreed. This seems to follow the same basic procedure as OpenID specs: 
someone drafts a proposal, and then the community argues about it for a 
while until a compromise is reached and there is consensus.

I see no reason why published OpenID Foundation policies shouldn't 
follow suit, since this approach has worked okay for specifications so far.

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