[Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 18:26:33 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Florence Devouard <anthere9 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> On 12/29/12 6:05 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Florence Devouard <anthere9 at yahoo.com
>> >wrote:
>>  At the same time, Wiki is not a trademarked term and the term
>>> "Foundation"
>>> is a pretty usual one as well (in particular if it is indeed a
>>> Foundation...).
>> You're correct as far as each individual term is concerned, but I'm not
>> sure the same logic applies to the name as a whole.  In my opinion, "Wiki
>> Med Foundation" and "Wikimedia Foundation" are indeed so similar as to
>> cause confusion between the two, particularly when the new organization
>> *is* intending to use the same colors/logos/slogans/etc. as the WMF.
It seems guaranteed to cause confusion.

"Wiki Med" strikes me as the second most confusing possible name for an
associated group.
The most confusing would be a multimedia / news organization named "Wiki
I hope the medical group will change its name officially and permanently.


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