Subject: Re: new licensing model
From: Arnoud Engelfriet <arnoud@engelfriet.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:36:35 +0100

Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> "open source" is by design a trademark, as far as I know, and you may
> only use it if the trad mark holder gives you permission to do so.

Actually, there's no trademark (that I know of) on the phrase
"open source". The OSI holds a trademark on "OSI Certified".

http://www.opensource.org/pressreleases/certified-open-source.php
http://www.opensource.org/docs/certification_mark.php

In practice most people seem to use "open source" to refer only
to software under an OSI Certified license. And competing efforts
so far have always used different names: shared source, community
source, etcetera.

Arnoud

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