[Foundation] trademark progress

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Dec 13 18:14:11 CST 2002


I've posted them here:

http://www.jabber.org/tmp/Letter-of-Intent.pdf
http://www.jabber.org/tmp/Trademark-Position.pdf

Peter

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

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Stephen Lee wrote:

> Umm I didn't get any attachments... Maybe you could still post URL's ?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:59 PM
> To: members at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [Foundation] trademark progress
> 
> 
> Yow, sorry for the large PDFs, I should've posted URLs.
> 
> Peter
> 
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> 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
> > 
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> > 
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