Re: free licensing of TEI Guidelines
On Feb 24, 2004, at 19:28, Josh Triplett wrote:
Claiming endorsement by TEI without permission is definitely not
allowed, and this restriction is perfectly DFSG-free. However,
trademarks cannot be applied to functional elements, and a namespace
seems like a functional element, since a program reading the XML/SGML
could check the namespace and fail if it is not a given value.
I'm not too familiar with XML namespaces, but I thought the intent ---
and it agrees with the definition that has been posted here --- is a
non-functional one of identifying the origin of the tag. Even if not,
surely a menu is at least as much a functional element as a namespace
(if I understand them right at all), but if I title my menu "Microsoft"
I can expect trouble.
As far as the DFSG, keep on mind
where I suggest that his goal is best achieved under the Lanham Act
(i.e., trademark law). In particular, Sec. 1125(a)1