Subject: Re: APL license - What about the enforced logos?
From: Matthew Garrett <>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:14:31 +0000

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 03:46:22PM -0500, Russ Nelson wrote:

> Uhhhhh, I'd like to correct this misrepresentation of history.  We
> tried to protect it as a trademark, however it is too descriptive.  In
> order to gain a trademark on something so descriptive, you need an
> expensive legal staff.  We don't have that, and so, no trademark for
> "Open Source".

More to the point, as far as I can tell Bruce never submitted the final 
paperwork. It may well have been likely that SPI would have failed to 
gain the trademark, but we'll never know for sure what the outcome would 
have been.

Matthew Garrett |