[theora-dev] First steps towards a simple text stream format.

Silvia.Pfeiffer at csiro.au Silvia.Pfeiffer at csiro.au
Wed Aug 13 00:02:11 PDT 2003

Hey, read the specs a little more ;)

We registered the trademark such that we can make sure that something 
that calls itself Annodex but is not conformant to the open standard 
stops doing so. This was in reaction to history: when SUN created Java, 
Microsoft came along and created another Java that was not compatible 
but still called Java. Only through registering a Trademark was SUN able 
to stop Microsoft from calling it the same thing and forced them to 
become conformant.

We do indeed want an open and patent-free standard. And patents are a 
big no-no. By the way, Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds :)



Arc wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 07:49:54PM +0200, Philip J?genstedt wrote:
>  > Hello, good evening!
>  >
>  > On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 02:32:49 -0400
>  > Arc <arc at indymedia.org> wrote:
>  >
>  > At any rate, both annodex and the format I've been drafting should meet
>  > the requirements you mention.
>  >
> One last one, and something I took for granted given the group here, it
> needs to be free. No offense to Silvia, who has a well thought out
> design, but trademarks on the project's name are a big no-go.
> I took a look at the spec today, found this:
>  Annodex(TM) is a trademark of CSIRO Australia.
>  All other marks are the properties of their respective owners.
> For what purpose does CSIRO Australia have a trademark on a supposidly
> free format?  How do they intend to capitalise on this?  Is there a
> statement of free use of the name?  For all uses or just some?

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