[Foundation-l] Wikipedia trade mark misuse

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 23:20:50 UTC 2010

On 15 June 2010 00:17, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are claiming the law is complicated. But the facts are
> plain and simple, and no amount of FUDD is going to support
> a view that there is any reasonable justification (by moral
> or juridifical standards) to claim WMF is the body to apply
> for permission to use "wiki" on something. That just ain't
> gonna happen, *nohow*. Sorry. That is just a fact. Don't try
> to squirm.

Frankly, if we *could* try to claim a trademark on the word "wiki", we
*shouldn't*. At most, ask the site nicely to note somewhere  they're
nothing to do with "Wikipedia."

- d.

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