[OSM-talk] Name challenge - what to call the new OSM+Wikidata service?
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
These names were proposed
And these proposed names have OSM in them, so likely are not good according
(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>
> One thing we should consider is the domain name. I doubt we can afford
> woq.com :)
> These names were proposed
> woq 2
> And these proposed names have OSM in them, so likely are not good
> according to Legal
> wosm 2
> 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
>> Am 17.09.2017 um 15:57 schrieb Yves:
>> So, no OpenSparqlMap, then? :(
>> Sad, this policy definitely broke something.
>> Le 17 septembre 2017 12:58:12 GMT+02:00, Blake Girardot
>> <bgirardot at gmail.com> <bgirardot at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
>>>> P.S. I know this is the hardest problem after off-by-one and caching...
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