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Re: fabrikam?

From: David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:57:52 -0400
To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-id: <4300BB80.2050007@tibco.com>
Aren't most folks reasonably happy with "mycompany", "mydomain" and so
forth?  If some issue should come up with them, at least we're in good
company.  I do realize that a lot of companies like to name their
portals "my<company name>", but in the present case that would result in
"mymycompany", so no collision is likely.  In any case, such collisions
are mostly harmless as long as they're clearly not damaging to the
trademark holder's interests (but tell that to Apple :-).

Otherwise, since we're using IRI here, I nominate ???, ???? and ????.

Christopher B Ferris wrote:

>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?
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>Cheers,
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>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
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>public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org wrote on 08/15/2005 11:17:00 AM:
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>>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 
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>>make good examples.
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>>Tim-
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>>>-----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?
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>>>On Aug 15, 2005, at 10:23 AM, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
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>>>>Shouldn't we be using one of the reserved domain names 
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>>>(example.org, 
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>>>>example.com or example.net) as the domain name for examples?
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>>>>http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt
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>>>We do, e.g. http://example.com/fabrikam/Purchasing.
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>>>Marc.
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>>>>>OK, after actually reading the page (blush!), i realise it is 
>>>>>probably a made up name:
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>>>>>"""
>>>>>FabriKam, a furniture manufacturer with about 10,000 
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>>>employees, faces 
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>>>>>business problems and challenges not unlike many of today's 
>>>>>enterprises.
>>>>>"""
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>>>>>so i'm left wondering if it's a term in common use in the US?
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>>>>>>I'm wondering about the origin/meaning of the word "fabrikam"
>>>>>>as used in our examples?
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>>>>>>I'd just assumed it was a term like "John Doe", "Fred 
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>>>Blogs", "Pepe 
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>>>>>>Pérez", etc, but Googling implies it's a Microsoft product, and 
>>>>>>possibly a trade mark?:
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>>>>>>http://msdn.microsoft.com/fabrikam/
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Paul
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>>>Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at sun.com>
>>>Business Alliances, CTO Office, Sun Microsystems.
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