On 22 November 2011 19:32, MJ Ray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]>
>> So your best bet may be to shrug and let them have the old name for
>> their proprietary fork. Just come up with a new name for the open
>> codebase, let the world know, and move on with doing more useful
>> things -- spending what money you have on coders and cataloguers
>> rather than lawyers.
> Two things which may not be widely known here:
> 1. HLT was the original commissioner and I believe they have been
> using Koha continuously in delivering their library service since
> then. If they of all people are not allowed to share control of the
> name, then basically no FOSS project name is safe for its users.
> 2. "Koha" means akin to gift. The irony of trying to trademark that
> word in particular is mindboggling and should shame PTFS in the eyes
> of everyone who likes sharing information - basically all of us who
> are involved with libraries at some level, isn't it?
Just for the record ...
I find these arguments, and the similar ones that others have made,
compelling. So I withdraw my earlier suggestion of shrugging and
letting LibLime have the name. Sorry about that.