Subject: Re: IP Clearance
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:18:09 -0400

Chris Travers scripsit:

> However at the same time, I had customers on SQL-Ledger to support and
> I couldn't do that on SQL-Ledger given the security holes we had found
> and the difficulty in getting them fixed.  So my obligations to my
> customers had to override the idea that it's far better if everyone
> just gets along.

Quite so.  But ASF has no such obligations to its users, AFAIK.

John Cowan
I must confess that I have very little notion of what [s. 4 of the British
Trade Marks Act, 1938] is intended to convey, and particularly the sentence
of 253 words, as I make them, which constitutes sub-section 1.  I doubt if
the entire statute book could be successfully searched for a sentence of
equal length which is of more fuliginous obscurity. --MacKinnon LJ, 1940