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RE: [NEW ISSUE] 4103 Questionable use of Contoso Ltd in Primer

From: Yalcinalp, Umit <umit.yalcinalp@sap.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:59:44 -0800
Message-ID: <2BA6015847F82645A9BB31C7F9D6416502FBA1A3@uspale20.pal.sap.corp>
To: "Christopher B Ferris" <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>, <public-ws-policy@w3.org>
+1
 
--umit
 


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	From: public-ws-policy-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-ws-policy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christopher B
Ferris
	Sent: Wednesday, Dec 20, 2006 8:53 AM
	To: public-ws-policy@w3.org
	Subject: [NEW ISSUE] 4103 Questionable use of Contoso Ltd in
Primer
	
	

	http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4103 
	
	Title: Questionable use of fictitious corp. name "Contoso Ltd."
	
	Description: The Primer uses a fictitious corporation name,
Contoso Ltd.,
	throughout the Primer in its running example. It isn't clear
that use of such a
	fictitious name, without w3c copyright/trademark ownership, is
advisable.
	Should a company be incorporated with that name, then the Policy
1.5 primer
	would be in essence providing it with free advertising... Worse,
the company
	might sue the W3C for copyright/trademark infringement.
	
	Justification: see description
	
	Proposed Resolution: Change all occurances of "Contoso" and/or
"Contoso Ltd."
	to "Example.com" and change all "real.contoso.com" domain
references to
	"example.com". 
	
	Cheers, 
	
	Christopher Ferris
	STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
	email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
	blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
	phone: +1 508 377 9295
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