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From Andrew Rist <>
Subject Re: OOo Trademark
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:26:26 GMT

On 7/21/2011 11:14 AM, Simon Phipps wrote:
> On 21 Jul 2011, at 06:31, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 07/21/2011 01:11 PM, schrieb Eike Rathke:
>>> Hi Peter,
>>> On Thursday, 2011-07-21 09:21:45 +0800, Peter Junge wrote:
>>>>> Once this is cooked, I'm eager for us to pick up the threads on trademark
>>>>> enforcement against "subscription fraud" abusers of the trademarks.
>>>> This is indeed a big and painful issue that should somehow be
>>>> tackled. I think the I remember the former lead of the German OOo
>>>> Marketing Project had collected several hundreds of cases of
>>>> subscription fraud with OOo.
>>> About 2000 reported cases as of June 2010, see
>>> (all in German)
>> Wow, what a frigthening number of cases. :-O
> And there are many more in other countries. Defending the trademark just
against this nasty abuse is a full-time project. I would be be happy to participate in it
once Apache has standing.
> Also, Shane&  Andrew, do you know whether Oracle has objected to the trademark application
by Tightrope Interactive that was reported in The Register[1]?  It would be very sad to see
that one fall through the cracks during the hand-over.
Oracle has been dealing with the Tightrope issue.
> S.
> [1]

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