[OH Updates] [Legal] trademark, skdb - and breaking news, the osi logo was *actually* designed by phil torrone in 2001 - 5 years before it was trademarked by OSI.
pip at nycresistor.com
Tue Sep 27 12:42:14 PDT 2011
To answer your question the OSHW logo is meant to indicate that you agree
and abide by the OSHW definition <http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW>. It's very
similar to the usage of the OHANDA logo. But in the definition we try to add
more specifications to what the complete design is. Currently the logo
purely community based, but over time we might be able to pair up with CERN
to link it to the license or with you guys somehow depending on the needs
and wants we hear from the community.
Jordan - Thanks for the compliments :)
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:50 AM, Jordan Miller <jrdnmlr at gmail.com> wrote:
> small comment (for Philip?)... im not a lawyer but I don't believe a
> trademark is based on first to invent like patents are (though that
> will be changing soon enough for patents anyway... US is changing to
> first to file soon).
> as far as I know if you don't trademark your mark/design and *also*
> continue to use it to identify your product/self without a period of
> interruption (I don't know how long that period is) you may very well
> lose all legal rights to it.
> so while the logo may have originally been philips I don't know if he
> trademarked it or still has any rights to it.
> neither OSI nor OSHW have funds for litigation, so we'll just have to
> see how things shake out.
> i could be wrong, I just dunno.
> anyway, thanks to all the OHS organizers and attendees, it was an
> awesome meeting!! can't wait for next year.
> On Sep 23, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Bruce Perens <bruce at perens.com> wrote:
> > On 09/23/2011 09:32 AM, ayah bdeir wrote:
> >> Bruce,
> >> The logo competition occurred about 6 months ago. You have already
> voiced the concerns below, and your opinions, and I respect them. But the
> logo was submitted by the public, and voted on by the community, and has
> been embraced by the community.
> > I apologize for moving the discussion back to this list. Philip chose to
> copy it to the "updates" list, and I replied without checking. I will be
> careful not to carry discussions back here.
> > Thanks
> > Bruce
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