Subject: Re: OSI enforcement? (Was Re: Microsoft use of the term "Open Source")
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 15:14:40 -0800

Quoting Arnoud Engelfriet (

> Well, I only made the suggestion because it seemed to me OSI would
> have a fair chance of obtaining a registered trademark today.

And I think you're right.  I've been couching my recent posts (on the
specifics of how one should best attempt to register a descriptive mark)
in general language rather than addressing OSI's specific situation,
because IANAL and because I'm wary of the USA's Unauthorised Practice of
Law statutes.  (Talking about trademark law in general terms is anyone's