[OpenID board] Trademark board meeting issue

Recordon, David drecordon at verisign.com
Mon Mar 12 21:48:03 UTC 2007

Works for me.


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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

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