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

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 21:46:26 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
woqs
q936

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

(P.S. Sorry for double - hit send too fast before fixing the first list)

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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