[Foundation] Board Questions

Ben Schumacher ben at blahr.com
Thu Aug 8 21:56:26 CDT 2002


On 8 Aug 2002, Mike Lin wrote:
> > As DW first mentioned (and others followed) in their Council "debate"
> > question answers, trademark and other related issues are business related,
> > not technical, and therefore should be handled by the Board rather than
> > the Council.
>
> If the JSF gains control of the trademark, the criterion for how we
> allow it to be used will probably be technical. I assume it won't just
> be "Give us $$$ and you can use it". As is _supposed_ to be happening
> with JabberPowered, we'll create technical criterion for exactly what it
> means to be Jabber, and allow or disallow its use based on those
> technical criterion. I thought this was one of the basic assumptions
> related to the trademark, and so I'm really dismayed that so many people
> just dismissed the question.

I'll give on the point of technical standards on whether the trademark
will be used, however, I still maintain that dealing with how we get the
trademark under JSF control (as seems to be the ultimate goal, and point
of the question in the debate) should remain a business issue. I am
interested in seeing what you said on the trademark issue in your
response, but I have admittedly not finished reading everybody's answers,
particularly because some seemed real long and I was real busy at work
when they came in.

I'll make sure to get around to all of them before the vote next week,
however.

Cheers,

bs.





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