[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
Gavin.Pearce at 3seven9.com
Tue Jul 6 12:15:16 UTC 2010
> Can* talk about P for 4 days(harumph harumph).
I think it's the principal behind this that has people up in arms
mccormicky, and the sheer arrogance in certain replies from people who
should know better.
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Sent: 06 July 2010 13:12
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
> You're completely right. The more trivial the topic, the more people
> to have an opinion, because it's easier to do so.
Yes, a lot easier than figuring out and offering code to fix a technical
issue--those threads are comically short compared to this one about the
more often than not.
More often than not you are told to go to the support forum. *Can't* do
that here(huf huf)!* Can* talk about P for 4 days(harumph harumph).
On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM, Harry Metcalfe
<harry at thedextrousweb.com>wrote:
> Not rubbish at all, but standard practice in law, in both the US and
>> (and many other territories). Here' s one reference
>> http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/metaschool/fisher/domain/tm.htm#6 and
>> are many if you wish to search.
>> If you do not actively police your trademark, you can lose the rights
> Policing your trademark means preventing unauthorised use of it, in
> to stop it becoming a generic word rather than one strongly associated
> your product. As both of those references explain.
> Forcing people to adopt your spelling is not required to protect a
> trademark. Even if it were, a spellchecker -- as with Apple's devices
> a better way to do it, for reasons already rehearsed.
> This trademark issue is a total red herring.
> Harry Metcalfe
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> Web: http://thedextrousweb.com
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