[OSM-talk] Name challenge - what to call the new OSM+Wikidata service?

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 21:45:18 UTC 2017


One thing we should consider is the domain name.  I doubt we can afford
woq.com :)

These names were proposed
woq   2
wdoqs
wdosm
woqs
q936

And these proposed names have OSM in them, so likely are not good according
to Legal
wosm  2
wikosm
wikidosm


On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> 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 something,
> 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.
>
> Simon
>
> 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> <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 things
>> with osm trademarks in them or variations on openstreetmap phrase.
>>
>> Cheers
>> blake
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> <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 SPARQL (query language) to search it, so might be good
>>>  to reflect that in the name.
>>>
>>>  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wikidata%2BOSM_SPARQL_query_service
>>>
>>>  P.S.  I know this is the hardest problem after off-by-one and caching...
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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