20
Comments (2)
sorted by:
9
Skywise [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Which brings me to my warning: if you are an Open Source developer and own/lead a project, and have an established name, brand, logo or trademark for it, please think twice about joining this "commons" that will become the owner of your work's identity; the part of the Open Source software that makes your project yours. Don't think you are too small of a developer to be interesting; and don't think you need a lawyer to own a trademark (all that takes is doing some research on previous uses of your brand name, and if not in conflict, simply publicly making a claim with intent to actively use the trademark (TM) and defending it if someone tries to steal it from you). Don't give away your IP, certainly not to the likes of an org that seems very heavily Google-influenced and Google-sourced! As far as I can tell they will be able to, and likely will, hold your trademark and brand hostage.

2
ionface 2 points ago +2 / -0

A lot of devs in here interested in giving away trademarks?