[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Sun Jun 2 17:18:15 UTC 2013

Deryck Chan wrote:
>"This time" misses the point of risk management - it's all probabilistic
>rather than deterministic. It is totally reasonable for WMF to have judged
>that the differences between the two logos are large enough that a
>trademark claim is sufficiently *unlikely* to happen. But outliers do
>and in this case WTO chose (against perceived odds) to make a claim. And
>it's totally reasonable, too, for the WMF to now judge that the risks of
>going to court about this logo isn't worth fighting.
>Saying that WMF must've made a mistake last time because they allowed the
>logo in the first place but then gave in on the trademark claim simply
>misses the point.

Very well put. :-)


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