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RE: fabrikam?

From: Tim Ewald <tim@mindreef.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:17:00 -0400
To: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Cc: <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1E4gi4-0002ur-Rd@maggie.w3.org>

I believe that Fabrikam is one of a list of company names that MS legal
determined were not in use by anyone who might complain or sue and so would
make good examples.

Tim-

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Marc Hadley
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 10:32 AM
> To: Christopher B Ferris
> Cc: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
> Subject: Re: fabrikam?
> 
> On Aug 15, 2005, at 10:23 AM, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> >
> > Shouldn't we be using one of the reserved domain names 
> (example.org, 
> > example.com or example.net) as the domain name for examples?
> >
> > http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt
> >
> We do, e.g. http://example.com/fabrikam/Purchasing.
> 
> Marc.
> 
> >
> >>
> >> OK, after actually reading the page (blush!), i realise it is 
> >> probably a made up name:
> >>
> >> """
> >> FabriKam, a furniture manufacturer with about 10,000 
> employees, faces 
> >> business problems and challenges not unlike many of today's 
> >> enterprises.
> >> """
> >>
> >> so i'm left wondering if it's a term in common use in the US?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> I'm wondering about the origin/meaning of the word "fabrikam"
> >>> as used in our examples?
> >>>
> >>> I'd just assumed it was a term like "John Doe", "Fred 
> Blogs", "Pepe 
> >>> Pérez", etc, but Googling implies it's a Microsoft product, and 
> >>> possibly a trade mark?:
> >>>
> >>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/fabrikam/
> >>>
> >>> Paul
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> 
> ---
> Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at sun.com>
> Business Alliances, CTO Office, Sun Microsystems.
> 
> 
> 
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