Subject: Re: [Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]
From: Russ Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 08:18:03 -0500 writes:
 > I thought that I made myself clear.  I do not disagree with the OSI's 
 > vital role as moral authority, consultant, certification mark provider, 
 > etc. as Michael references above.  However, I do not recommend that anyone 
 > fool themselves into thinking that the OSI or anyone else has any 
 > proprietary right to "open source" as a textual term so as to require 
 > approval before use thereof.  That is my sole point.

Nobody thinks that; trademark law doesn't even give you that right.

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