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Public Comment: Re: [office-comment] Java trademark (ODF pt 1, public review 1)



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      This is a commentary to some older public comment.

      This is a commentary to some older public comment.


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      Original author: ronnie thebonnie <ronniethebonnie@gmail.com>
      Original date: 29 Jun 2010 14:44:17 -0000
      Original URL: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/201006/msg00014.html

      Here is the text, which I consider a resubmission of the issue, depending on how it was previously dealt with:

      to remind everybody.

      Java (including the applets) is open source.
      With java I mean the specification, not a particular implementation that may or may not be proprietary.

      2010/2/6 Alex Brown <alexb@griffinbrown.co.uk>

      Dear all,

      The spec makes mention of "Java" as a registered trademark, when referring to Java applets. Java applets are nowhere defined in the text and no normative reference is provided.

      Sun says Java has a (TM) not an (R) http://www.sun.com/suntrademarks/index.jsp#J

      The ISO/IEC directives state:

      "Proprietary trade names (i.e. trade marks) for a particular product should as far as possible be avoided, even if they are in common use." (6.6.3)

      These provisions should be generalised to allow non-proprietary technology to be used.

      However, we are using <applet> as [HTML4] does and I think we can hide behind W3C if there is a trademark issue (unlikely) – dh:2010-10-15




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              michael.brauer Michael Brauer (Inactive)
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