Subject: Re: APL license - What about the enforced logos?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:32:44 -0800

Quoting Matthew Flaschen (

> Unfortunately, those who popularized the term Open Source failed to
> protect it as a trademark; the same is true of "Free Software" (which
> was also a poor choice of terminology for the FSF's ideals).  Now, there
> is no way to enforce a particular meaning.

The strong, vocal, and lasting disapproval of the open source community 
counts as enforcement in practical terms, I think -- though not in legal 
terms.  Lasting unfavourable PR is a real and potentially costly