ZeroMQ and Crossroads I/O: Forking over trademarks
Posted Mar 31, 2012 16:36 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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You seem to be talking about the name for the protocol, while the trademark in question is the name of a piece of software that implements the protocol. I don't believe it would satisfy Sustrik if the protocol were given a new non-proprietary name while iMatix retained the trademark on the piece of software Sustrik works to distribute.
The freedom to use the mark that Sustrik advocates wouldn't be the freedom for a developer to call his code "Foobar Enterprise 0MQ" to indicate that it uses the same protocol as the original 0MQ; it would be the freedom to call it that to indicate that it contains all the features of the original software.
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