[Discuss] Envienta

Marcin Jakubowski marcin at opensourceecology.org
Sun Feb 28 09:59:13 UTC 2016


Jae Sabol of One Community <http://onecommunityglobal.org/> pointed this
out to me some time ago a group called Envienta, who is using Open Source
Ecology as a prominent byline in their branding. I am the director of Open
Source Ecology and we have a trademark on Open Source Ecology. Jae emailed
them asking if they knew that we have a trademark on the name, but he got
no response - that was a few months ago. The association with Envienta is
not positive from the open source perspective - in that they do not appear
use an OSHWA compliant hardware license (they appear to be NC) - so we
should probably give them a friendly reminder to not use our name. I am
concerned about them diluting our brand, as they promote fake open source,
contrasted with our strong open source positioning such as the Distributive
Enterprise Business Case

Does anyone have any suggestions how to handle this?



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