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

Do what you will,                       John Cowan
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