[Foundation] JSF == Jabber Standards Foundation?
matt at jivesoftware.com
Thu May 22 17:35:35 CDT 2003
Perhaps you could address my specific rebuttals to Matt's points?
> But I am compelled to remind the membership that
> Jabber, Inc. is proactively working with the JSF towards eventual transfer
> of the mark to the Foundation. Legal agreements have been executed by both
> parties outlining the terms, procedures and schedules for accomplishing
Again, this doesn't matter. It's of no consequence whether the Jabber
trademark is unenforceable as Matt believes, or whether JINC transfers
the trademark. The fact remains that:
1) Jabber Inc is a commercial entity that uses the word Jabber to
promote its business. This is perfectly fine, but it does mean that no
other commercial entities want to use the word Jabber.
2) There is already significant confusion in the marketplace over the
difference between Jabber and XMPP and even the fact that "Jabber" means
open protocol rather than commercial company. There's no reason the JSF
should perpetuate this.
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