> From Charles@sgmlsource.com Thu Nov 28 11:26:58 1996
> From: Charles@sgmlsource.com (Charles F. Goldfarb)
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: FPIs
> Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 19:10:37 GMT
> Organization: Information Management Consulting
> On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 18:26:22 -0800, bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
> >2. If you start creating FPIs that begin "-//SUN::SUNSOFT" then you
> >can count on spending the next few years of your life in court with
> >our trademark lawyers.
> Sun undoubtedly has an ISBN publisher's prefix.
No, we don't. SunSoft Press has one, and so does JavaPress, but not Sun Microsystems Inc.,
or SunSoft or SMCC - our publications (the ones you receive when you buy a Sun workstation,
or by special order) do not carry ISBN numbers.
> Why not just prefix it to your
> FPIs and use the standard the way it is supposed to be used?
In what way does "-//SUN::SUNSOFT" deviate from the standard? I would think
that a deviation from the standard would be to use "+//SUN::SUNSOFT".
But let me put this another way. We really want to be able to start our
FPIs with "+//SUN::SUNSOFT". How do we accomplish this? What authority
is there today to register this? "Real soon now" doesn't quite cut
> Your present approach is reminiscent of a B western where the powerful rancher
> takes over a part of the unfenced common pasturage and threatens anyone who
> "trespasses" on it. Beware ... Roy Rogers is still alive and well (and living in
> Victorville, California).
Oh please. In what way is the string "SUN::SUNSOFT" common pasturage in the age
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