Subject: Re: pruning "dead" licenses
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:22:08 -0500

Roddixon writes:
 > I think it is nearly impossible to prune licenses without risking 
 > allegations that the certification trademark is being misused.  

I agree with you.  First, I want to make sure that people think it is,
in principle, a good idea.  Next I'll worry about whether it can be
done or not.

 > Thereafter, licensees could be required to send an e-mail to OSI
 > indicating that the mark is still in use and specify in what
 > manner.

That would help us with another problem: keeping track of authorized
users of the trademark.

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