[zeromq-dev] Trademark policy for 0MQ

Martin Lucina mato at kotelna.sk
Thu May 12 16:44:27 CEST 2011


ph at imatix.com said:
> I've written down a provisional policy for use of the 0MQ-related
> trademarks, here: http://www.imatix.com/trademark-policy
> The intention is to prevent confusion from other products that call
> themselves "zeromq" and prevent forks that live outside the 0MQ
> community.
> Please discuss, if this is an aspect you care about.

It's not clear who this policy is designed to protect.

Is this designed to protect the community as a whole against a hostile
takeover of the 0MQ name? Or, is it designed to protect iMatix' bundling of
products under the 0MQ name?

The current text appears to mix the two; points (2) and (3) appear to
contradict themselves. Also, singling out language bindings is somewhat

You might want to take a look at the (for example) Debian Trademark
Licensing Policy: http://www.debian.org/trademark:. It's very simple and


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