Subject: RE: discuss: Modified Artistic License (eNetwizard Content Application
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 18:35:34 -0700

Open source software is not "given away."  It is "licensed."  Trademarks
for open source software are very typical.  /Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com] 
> Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 4:56 PM
> To: lrosen@rosenlaw.com
> Cc: 'John Cowan'; 'Colin Percival'; 'Robert Samuel White'; 
> license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: discuss: Modified Artistic License (eNetwizard 
> Content Application
> 
> 
> Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:
> > 
> > eNetWizard may not be a registered trademark, but it 
> certainly seems 
> > as if it is being used as a common law trademark -- and that's good 
> > enough to get protection.  /Larry Rosen
> 
> My understanding is that something can only be a trademark if 
> it is used in trade: things you give away do not count.
> 
> -- 
> John Cowan   <jcowan@reutershealth.com>   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> "One time I called in to the central system and started 
> working on a big thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data 
> bashing script.  One of the geologists came by, looked over 
> my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too. Try hanging 
> up and phoning in again.'"  --Beverly Erlebacher
> 

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