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Lost the .org
Posted Oct 18, 2012 22:46 UTC (Thu) by simosx (subscriber, #24338)
Now, there is no plain "OpenOffice" or "OpenOffice.org".
Posted Oct 19, 2012 13:21 UTC (Fri) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 1:37 UTC (Sat) by am (guest, #69042)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 12:34 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 18:53 UTC (Sat) by jensend (guest, #1385)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 20:25 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 21:23 UTC (Sat) by jensend (guest, #1385)
For instance, gradual dilution of their already-rather-generic trademark, changes in Dutch IP law or new precedents, or contact/negotiations/discussions between the parties in the past dozen years we don't know about.
Also, a still-relatively-financially-strong Sun starting a new project may have been an attractive litigation target in 2000, while targeting a nonprofit for a 12-year-old issue is likely to bring a company nothing but bad will.
Posted Oct 28, 2012 20:41 UTC (Sun) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
Posted Oct 20, 2012 21:31 UTC (Sat) by jensend (guest, #1385)
I guess you can call that "commercial reasons" if you like, but your portrayal of Sun as trying to jump on some dotcom bubble hype phrase for its fashion appeal and then leaving it there through ignorance that it had fallen out of fashion is really wildly inaccurate.
Only the lawyers etc involved really know why Sun took that route then and why Apache Legal Affairs cleared the more direct name now.
Posted Oct 20, 2012 22:17 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
I don't really know, but you are offering nothing but conjecture either. Anything better than a "was probably just chosen" would be interesting!
Posted Oct 22, 2012 18:15 UTC (Mon) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
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