[OSM-talk] Trademark policy

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 21:26:00 UTC 2017

Sorry for breaking the thread.
I understand the reasoning and the need for this policy, Simon, but can't help seeing the disappearance of such naive (somebody said infamous? ) names a bit sad. 
But it's time to grow up, I guess. 

Le 17 septembre 2017 23:10:40 GMT+02:00, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> a écrit :
>I believe there is a slight misunderstanding, while remixing
>OpenStreetMap/OSM/etc in various ways may result in cutesy copycat
>domain names they simply do not jibe well with reality.
>Not only does every single one of them weaken the standing of the marks
>themselves and make is increasingly difficult to take action against
>misuse, they are further uncontrollable liabilities for the whole
>community. I gave the example of OpenWeatherMap, but there are others
>that would be really painful if they ended up in the hands of your fav
>giant tech corp.
>That said, I'm not sure why you believe the policy has broken
>with the exception of a few local chapters, to my knowledge, the OSMF
>has never granted a licence to anybody to use the marks in a domain
>name. As outlined in the FAQ we will be operating a grandfathering
>scheme to legalize such use after the fact so actually making such use
>legit for the first time.
>And yes: WoQ would be a wonderful name for Yuris service and shows that
>it is completely possible to break out of the old schema of simply
>copying OSM.
>Am 17.09.2017 um 15:57 schrieb Yves:
>> So, no OpenSparqlMap, then? :(
>> Sad, this policy definitely broke something.
>> Yves
>> Le 17 septembre 2017 12:58:12 GMT+02:00, Blake Girardot
>> <bgirardot at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>     Hi,
>>     How does this relate to the new draft trademark policy?
>>     I can't tell from the draft policy, but I believe that OSM at
>least is
>>     a protected mark, not sure about osm.
>>     But I do think Simone Poole asked the community to stop naming
>>     with osm trademarks in them or variations on openstreetmap
>>     Cheers
>>     blake
>>     On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Yuri Astrakhan
><yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>         The new service is getting more and more usage, but it lacks
>>         the most important thing - a good name. So far my two choices
>>         are: * wikosm * wikidosm Suggestions? Votes? The service
>>         combines Wikidata and OpenStreetMap databases, and uses
>>         (query language) to search it, so might be good to reflect
>>         that in the name.
>>         P.S. I know this is the hardest problem after off-by-one and
>>         caching...
>>         talk mailing list talk at openstreetmap.org
>>         https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk
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