[OSM-talk] Draft Trademark Policy

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 04:15:06 UTC 2017


Probably it's too late for OsmAnd and it has to be grandfathered by now.

I suppose Richard's question is more "how you would formulate a policy
that would have permitted osmosis and osmium but not OsmAnd, if said
projects were to be created with the policy already in place". In
other words, how to prevent *future* OsmAnd-like naming situations.

-- 
Nicolás

2017-08-05 7:04 GMT-03:00 Yves <yvecai at gmail.com>:
> " How you formulate a policy that permits osmosis and osmium but not OsmAnd,
> though, I have no idea"
>
>
> How you formulate a policy that deals with the name of established projects,
> I have no idea. But should you? Maybe a far softer grandfathering rule would
> be easier.
> Yves
>
>
> Le 5 août 2017 11:37:07 GMT+02:00, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
> a écrit :
>>
>> Roland Olbricht wrote:
>>>
>>>  This makes clear that neither the file name extension "osm" is
>>>  jeoparday. Or you do not want to discourage people from using
>>>  "osmium", "osmosis" or a range of other software.
>>
>>
>> I see your point there, but conversely I am really uncomfortable with the
>> OsmAnd situation.
>>
>> It's evident (from IRC, help.osm.org, other non-OSM forums etc.) that a
>> lot
>> of people assume OsmAnd is the official OpenStreetMap Android app. This is
>> already a problem in terms of support burden. It could potentially become
>> a
>> problem for others building apps on OSM data (if users say "oh, no, I'd
>> rather use the official app") or by effectively encouraging mapping for
>> this
>> official-sounding renderer. In brief, I don't believe we should have
>> permitted OsmAnd to use that name, though by now the ship has almost
>> certainly sailed.
>>
>> How you formulate a policy that permits osmosis and osmium but not OsmAnd,
>> though, I have no idea.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
>>
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