[OpenID board] Trademark board meeting issue

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Wed Mar 7 23:14:54 UTC 2007



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From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf
Of Martin Atkins
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Trademark board meeting issue

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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