Open XUL Alliance Launches Wiki Wiki
Thursday November 20th, 2003
Gerald Bauer writes in with news that the Open XUL Alliance now has a Wiki. The Open XUL Alliance is a site about XUL and related XML-based declarative user interface languages. A Wiki (sometimes called a Wiki Wiki) is a collection of pages that can be freely contributed to and edited by anybody. Read the full article for more details.
#48 Re: Is Mozilla Hijacking the UI trademark?
Saturday November 22nd, 2003 9:17 PM
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I don't know. Another few excercises:
1.a Who owns the AT&T trademark? 1.b Who owns the American trademark? 1.c Who owns the Telephone trademark? 1.d Who owns the Telegraph trademark?
2.a Who owns the SCO trademark? 2.b Who owns the Santa trademark? 2.c Who owns the Cruz trademark? 2.d Who owns the Operation trademark?
3.a Who owns the CNN trademark? 3.b Who owns the Cable trademark? 3.c Who owns the News trademark? 3.d Who owns the Network trademark?
3.a Who owns the ABC trademark? 3.b Who owns the American trademark? 3.c Who owns the Broadcasting trademark? 3.d Who owns the Company trademark?
Those were easy, they are all names of companies and any numbnut would understand you can not coopt these names because they are officially trademarked. So how about these:
3.a Who owns the FDA trademark? 3.b Who owns the Food trademark? 3.c Who owns the Drug trademark? 3.d Who owns the Administration trademark? 3.b (bonus question): Can you start a Food and Drug testing organisation and start giving out FDA stamps of approval for say "consumer safety"?
3.a Who owns the HTML trademark? 3.b Who owns the Hypertext trademark? 3.c Who owns the Markup trademark? 3.d Who owns the Language trademark? 3.e (bonus question): Can you start advocating a standard Markup Language to structure text and multimedia content for presentation on the Internet? 3.f (double bonus question): Can you expect everyone to play along with your charade?
Right, that's why you cannot go around claiming the XUL name for a XML UI Language. Even if you get away with it, it ain't 'right'.
In short: MUYODA (Make Up Your Own Damn Acronym).
To help you on your way: XUIDL: XML User Interface Description Language. XUIL: XML User Interface Langue OXUL: Open XML Userinterface Language GXUL: Geralds XML User interface Language
Oh, before I forget: Any thoughts?