[Koha] Koha trademarks
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu May 21 01:20:30 NZST 2009
Nicolas Morin <nicolas.morin at biblibre.com> wrote: [...]
> Kohala is a very loose organization. Membership is not defined :
> anybody can become a voting member, SirsiDynix can become a voting
> member! Jay Jordan can become a voting member! [...]
If they're using Koha, that's fine by me. Open membership is good
(cooperative principle one: see http://www.software.coop/info/coopdev.html )
I was surprised that there didn't seem to be any activity restriction
on voting, or a more robust executive control, but someone else chose
the governing documents IIRC.
> Kohala was never meant to be a power-yielding entity : it was always
> meant to be a place for free-wheeling discussions about Koha, nothing
> more, nothing less.
That is rather different to its governing documents:
"Article 2. This object of this association is the development,
documentation, protection, promotion and distribution of the free
software library management system Koha."
If it was never meant to do those things and it's meant as a powerless
talking shop, that label should not have been put on the tin. Let's
fix one of them, please?
> So I don't think Kohala could own the TM, no.
Surely it *could* own it, but we might disagree on whether it's a
better holder than BibLibre or not?
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