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

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 12:34:46 PST 2011


On 2/27/2011 5:09 AM, Sam Lin wrote:
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> On 27 February 2011 06:02, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org 
> <mailto:testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org>> wrote:
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>     Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:44:16 -0500
>     From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>>
>     To: "testing at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:testing at lists.pcbsd.org>"
>     <testing at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:testing at lists.pcbsd.org>>
>     Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] 9-CURRENT 20110225 snapshot online
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>     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
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> 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?
>
> Sam
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PC-BSD doesn't make profits, I don't see how it could be considered an 
industry competitor.
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