Subject: Re: pruning "dead" licenses
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:54:40 -0500

Thorsten Glaser writes:
 > That's pretty insane - after all, the OSD defines an open source licence,
 > while the "OSI certified Open Source software" mark does not apply to
 > licences but to software ...

What purpose does a license serve if nobody uses it?

 > > > Russell Nelson wrote:
 > > > 
 > > > > certification mark.  I think that one thing we should immediately do
 > > > > is say "You MUST link to our copy of the certification mark; all other
 > > > > use is prohibited.  You MUST send us a copy of any use of the
 > > > > certification mark in print; all other use is prohibited."
 > 
 > You sure you work for OSI?

Yes.  The essence of a trademark is tight-fisted control.  If you
don't have that control, you don't have a trademark.

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