Subject: Re: For approval: ENCUL
From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:18:41 -0400

maa@liacc.up.pt scripsit:

> BTW, I'd like to know from the list if the term "open source" is legally 
> protected. I don't think so, but obviously I need to know for sure, and this 
> community seems the best place to inquire that.

It is not, at least not in the United States.  The term "OSI Certified"
as applied to software and licenses is protected.

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