My question is... does trademarking really reflect the spirit of the Pidgin community? Aren't any of us upset that AOL abused their trademark? I guess before Pidgin goes that way everyone should have a good look at the license that would be used.
<br><br>I'm all for protecting us from getting hit again, but I think the restriction of use (especially in relation to this application and any branches that others may create) is really against the open source culture.
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<br><br>On 4/9/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Mark Spencer</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
You can start using (TM) even before you have a registered mark. THe (R)<br>comes later.<br><br>Mark<br><br>On Sun, 8 Apr 2007, Sean Egan wrote:<br><br>> On 4/8/07, Richard Laager <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">
email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>>> On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 18:17 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:<br>>>> Also, we may now start using ™ in<br>>>> conjunction with the word Pidgin as a precursor to registering a
<br>>>> trademark, if we decide to do that. Thoughts?<br>>><br>>> I'd like to avoid the stupid ™ unless it's necessary from a legal<br>>> perspective. I think we should register Pidgin as a trademark, unless
<br>>> the fees are really excessive.<br>><br>> They are not excessive ($200-300, I think), but you are not allowed to<br>> register a trademark until you're actually using the mark in trade,<br>> which we're not yet doing. This is something we can only do after a
<br>> release. a ™ is certainly not necessary, but would be a good way to<br>> assert our interest in protecting this mark until we're able to<br>> legally register it.<br>><br>> -s.<br>> _______________________________________________
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