Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Dissatisfaction has surfaced in the OpenSolaris community. The dispute centers around how derivatives can use the OpenSolaris name and branding. Sun says that permitting broad downstream use of the OpenSolaris name would risk diluting the Solaris trademark, and it has stated that a policy needs to be established on how the name can and cannot be used. A member of the governance board has resigned. This looks similar to what happened with the Mozilla trademark.
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What May Have A Bigger Impact
by Pelly on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 20:41 UTC
Pelly
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On the outcome is Roy Fielding's resignation from the OGB. And that outcome will probably go they way [friction] initiator wants.

Many people resign from various posts/positions when friction exceeds reasonable limits and they do it on a principle.

I always applaud people who stick to their guns and principles. However, there's a huge downside to these departures. When those who initiated the friction see their main resistance gone thy many times get their way as the opposition is no longer an obstacle.

It's a shame that this happened.

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