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RE: fabrikam?

From: Tim Ewald <tim@mindreef.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:18:27 -0400
To: "'Christopher B Ferris'" <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>, <public-ws-addressing@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1E4hfY-0002TT-7p@maggie.w3.org>

I don't know if they did or not. Sticking withe example.com makes sense to
me. :-) 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-ws-addressing-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Christopher B Ferris
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 11:34 AM
> To: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
> Subject: RE: fabrikam?
> 
> 
> 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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