Subject: Re: How Microsoft Thinks
From: "Juergen A. Erhard" <jae@ilk.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 23:39:23 +0100 (CET)

 Thu, 24 Dec 1998 23:39:23 +0100 (CET)
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>>>>> "Kragen" == Kragen  <kragen@pobox.com> writes:

    Kragen> On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, Bob Young wrote:
    >> It is not yet trademarked, and I suspect that it is not trade-markable 
    >> (word?).

    Kragen> The registration for the trademark has not yet been completed, AFAIK.

    Kragen> I don't see why it wouldn't be trademarkable --- ESR invented the term
    Kragen> in order to trademark it.

    >> If it becomes a trade-marked -name- we (as a community) are going to have to

    >> come up with another adjective.  Any suggestions?  

    Kragen> Why?  It becomes a certification mark, with a branding program run by
    Kragen> what used to be SPI.  Surely they can be trusted, no?

What do you mean by `what used to be SPI'?  OSI (if that's what you
mean) is a separate entity from SPI.  SPI, for all I know, is alive
and (apparently) well.

And I won't get into the (flames-attracting) issue on whether OSI can
be trusted (especially since one of its directors is on this list)...

    >> Free Software, maybe?  ;-)

    Kragen> Sounds good to me.  :)

Sounds better to me than Open Source.  See
`http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html', with
which I pretty much agree (in fact, I read it just a couple days ago,
and a lot of it conincides with what I thought about the issue myself
before I had seen it).

Bye, J

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