[PC-BSD Testing] AppCafe naming concern (Re: 9-CURRENT 20110225 snapshot online)

Odhiambo Washington odhiambo at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 05:33:32 PST 2011


On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 13:09, Sam Lin <semin2006 at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 27 February 2011 06:02, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:44:16 -0500
>> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>> To: "testing at lists.pcbsd.org" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] 9-CURRENT 20110225 snapshot online
>>
>> In regard to the Software Browser, it has now been renamed the
>> "AppCafe", and it should be functional for browsing / installing some of
>> the PBIs we've uploaded for testing, such as firefox, thunderbird,
>> openoffice, etc.
>>
>> - --
>>  Kris Moore
>>
>
> I agree that "AppCafe" is a good name. However by calling "App-something" I
> am also very concerned about Apple - they tend to claim anything starting
> with those key-words like "App" or "i" except their own products are
> damaging their brand/trademark/image or infringe their patent. One of the
> most recent examples is the fight for trademark "AppStore" against Microsoft
> (For instance,
> http://ipwatchdog.com/2011/01/17/apple-microsoft-fight-over-app-store-trademark-app/id=14438/
> ).
>
> I cannot help worrying - what if Apple files a complaint against the PCBSD
> project? Will the PCBSD project be able to, or have any resource to, defeat
> the giant in any patent lawsuit?
>
>
Are you trying to suggest that Apple patented the abbreviation "App"? Then
we better stop thinking in terms of Applications too:)




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