[Foundation] trademark progress

Russell Davis rkdavis at burninghorse.com
Mon Dec 16 22:02:13 CST 2002


thanks to everyone involved with getting the letter of intent formulated
and signed, remembering that it is not legally binding on either party.

I definatly want to be involved with this as the trademark issue is very
important and we (JSF) must take the eventual stewardship extremly
seriously.

bst rgrds
Russell Davis
email/jid: ukscone at burninghorse.com

On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 11:50, bauer at michaelbauer.com wrote:
> As gracious as he is helpful.  Yes, Peter, Tony really drove this through, 
> handling some of the speedbumps some of us on the board put in front of 
> him with some aplomb.  Kudos to Tony and JINC in general.  I just signed 
> the Letter of Intent.  The onus is now upon us to make this happen.  The 
> next major step seems to be the establishment of a trademark committee to 
> define the standards and requirements that Peter notes below.  Please 
> consider this an informal request for people that are interested in 
> working on the trademark, whether in a formal committee or through some 
> other arrangement.
> 
> On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> > To give credit where credit is due, it was really Tony Bamonti who did
> > most of the work on this, and the other JSF Board members who helped
> > define the proposed solution. I just provided a bit of feedback here and
> > there.
> > 
> > I agree that administering the trademark will be an important challenge
> > for the JSF. The next step in the process is (among other thing) defining
> > the standards and requirements for that administration.
> > 
> > Peter
> > 
> > --
> > Peter Saint-Andre
> > Jabber Software Foundation
> > http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
> > 
> > On Sat, 14 Dec 2002, Martin Rogard wrote:
> > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > I would like to take this opportunity to thanks you very much Peter for
> > > working on this important issue. The process and agreement seems great
> > > and it's a pleasure to see we will soon be able to use the Jabber name
> > > legally. 
> > > 
> > > I also think the administration of the Jabber trademark is a great
> > > challenge for the JSF, and I am sure that if we manage in a responsible
> > > way the trademark during the 12 months period, Jabber Inc. will see the
> > > benefits of this transfer and accept a change of ownership.
> > > 
> > > - martin
> > > 
> > > frenchtouch.net
> > > 
> > > -----Message d'origine-----
> > > De : members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org] De la
> > > part de Peter Saint-Andre
> > > Envoyé : vendredi 13 décembre 2002 22:50
> > > À : members at jabber.org
> > > Objet : [Foundation] trademark progress
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 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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