[OSM-legal-talk] Copyright of OSM-Logo
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Tue Nov 18 19:00:49 GMT 2008
"Peter Miller" <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 08:04:00PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote: [...]
> > > It wouldn't be the first time, but I expect it was a mistake.
> > While we are on this topic. What about the domain name openstreetmap.org?
Domain names are generally easier/cheaper to transfer and less harmful
if lost than a trademark. It's sometimes possible for a named
individual to add the name of an organisation to a domain registration
without cost (for .uk domains - not checked .org).
[The above isn't Peter Miller, but he cut the attribution off.]
> One of the concerns might be that the low membership base of the foundation
> would make it easy for 'bad-co' to dominate the membership and therefore
> control the voting for the board. I think we may need to address this at the
> same time as the foundation gains control of these core assets. [...]
OSMF should have an asset lock. I think that's point 8 in the OSMF
Memorandum of Association, but I'm not up-to-date with Ltd co models.
MJ Ray (slef)
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