[Foundation] Clarifications On Name Change Proposal

Iain Shigeoka iain at jivesoftware.com
Tue Jul 1 12:56:52 CDT 2003


On Tuesday, Jul 1, 2003, at 09:41 US/Pacific, Jan Niehusmann wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 09:05:47AM -0600, Tony Bamonti wrote:
>> That work is on-going in good faith between both parties.   However, 
>> if the
>> membership determines that the "Jabber" trademark is no longer an 
>> important
>> part of the JSF's name or role then this arrangement will likely be
>> canceled.
>
> So, can anybody more involved in these matters explain what's the 
> reason
> for the name change? I understand that other companies are not happy
> with the jabber name as long as it's a trademark of a direct 
> competitor.
> But assuming the Jabber, Inc. transfered the trademark to the JSF,
> wouldn't that make the name change unnecessary?

Please read the name change proposal. Hopefully our reasoning and 
concerns is laid out there.

http://www.jabber.org/members/jsf-name-proposal.pdf

-iain




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