Resolution: No Action
Affects Version/s: ODF 1.2 CD 05
Fix Version/s: ODF 1.2 CD 06
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Original author: ronnie thebonnie <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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