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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: Role of Incubator PMC Votes
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:47:45 GMT
On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Tim Williams <> wrote:
> Are you suggesting there are trademark concerns with the name the
> project has chosen?  If so, then yes, that's a valid reason for the
> IPMC to challenge a project's vote - as a part of 'grooming' them to
> think through these things...  in other words, the basis for us
> challenging the vote is "trademark concern" rather than "I don't like
> that name, it's too broad"...
> ... but I haven't seen a mark concern brought up...

No, you were saying that the IPMC has no say in this naming matter and
that they should only be concerned with
"release/legal/trademark/etc-type" issues.  My point is that the name
is the trademark.  So, that would fall under the IPMC's jurisdiction.
That's all I was saying.

As far as there being a trademark issue with the name, I would think
it would be pretty hard to go after someone for using the term
"connectors framework."  That's way too general.  I don't really think
there's a mark concern, per se.

I voiced my opinion because the person opened up the vote and said
only IPMC members have a binding vote.  As someone pointed out before,
it's eventually up to the board to decide if the project makes it out
of the incubator with that name.  If there are a lot of folks on the
IPMC that think the name stinks, then it's a fair chance that there
will be some on the board who think it stinks too.

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