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RE: fabrikam?

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:34:22 -0400
To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF5308329A.45299C68-ON8525705E.0054E418-8525705E.00558AF1@us.ibm.com>

So, it is a Microsoft trademark then? If not, then who is to stop someone 
from picking it up
and possibly complaining after the fact?

Cheers,

Christopher Ferris
STSM, Emerging e-business Industry Architecture
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://webpages.charter.net/chrisfer/blog.html
phone: +1 508 377 9295

public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org wrote on 08/15/2005 11:17:00 AM:

> 
> 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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