[cc-licenses] Is BY-ND a good choice for an Internet XML-based protocol specification?
lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 16:51:55 EST 2007
That's a promising approach, Luis. Isn't getting a TM a process for a
lawyer, though? Wouldn't we need to find an attorney willing to walk
the trademark through the process?
I imagine we could use the XSPF validator at xspf.binera.de for the
On 1/24/07, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> FWIW, Lucas, the route most large free-ish projects seem to be going
> is to use TM for interoperability protection- abuse the spec all you
> want, but if your product doesn't conform, you can't it _______(tm)-
> Doing this really well requires creating a conformance test, and it
> rankles certain free software people (including myself.) But as far as
> I can see it seems like the least of the various evils.
> I'm not sure the approach has ever been tested, but it seems sound
> given the information-quality goals of trademark law.
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