[Foundation] trademark progress

Stephen Lee srlee at myjabber.net
Fri Dec 13 16:33:44 CST 2002

Umm I didn't get any attachments... Maybe you could still post URL's ?



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Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [Foundation] trademark progress

Yow, sorry for the large PDFs, I should've posted URLs.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> I am pleased to announce major progress regarding the status of the 
> Jabber trademark. The JSF Board has been working with Jabber Inc. 
> regarding the trademark for several months now, and the result is 
> agreement in principle on the following:
> 1. Jabber Inc. will provide a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free 
> license of the trademark to the JSF.
> 2. Jabber Inc. will license the JSF to act as a sublicensor of the 
> trademark to other entities (open-source and commercial) and will work

> together with the JSF to formulate reasonable and appropriate terms 
> for the administration of the mark by the JSF.
> 3. Jabber Inc. and the JSF will establish the prerequisites and 
> procedure by which Jabber Inc. will transfer ownership of the 
> trademark to the JSF following 12 months of administration by the JSF.
> This agreement in principle is captured in the two documents attached 
> to this message: the "Jabber Trademark Position Statement" from Jabber

> Inc. and a letter of intent to consummate an agreement that implements

> the three principles described above.
> Although the JSF will not immediately take ownership of the trademark 
> (which we're probably not ready for yet anyway), in essence we now 
> have a framework and timeline that will result in administration and 
> eventual ownership of the Jabber trademark by the JSF. Both Jabber 
> Inc. and the JSF Board (which contains independent individuals from 
> the open-source community as well as representatives of commercial 
> ventures like Jabber Inc. and Tipic) came to the conclusion that this 
> was the best possible settlement of the trademark issue given the need

> to appropriately administer and defend the Jabber name.
> The next steps are for Jabber Inc. and the JSF Board to negotiate the 
> agreement itself and to develop the infrastructure necessary for the 
> JSF to administer the Jabber trademark. These tasks are important 
> priorities for the parties involved and will most likely be completed 
> over the next few months.
> If you have any questions or comments about this matter, feel free to 
> post them to this list, send them to the Board (board at jabber.org), or 
> contact me personally.
> Thanks.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Saint-Andre
> Jabber Software Foundation http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php

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