At Carol's suggestion, I am copying an email exchange on open source and trademarks in reference to the phrase Emergent Knowledge.

Phil Swallow

From: Phil Swallow Sent: 31 January 2008 08:12
To: Carol Wilson


Hi Carol

I have just opened a new forum on cleanforum and called it Emergent Knowledge. Someone has pointed out that it may be trade marked so I thought I'd check with you as I think David was working with you around the time that may have happened? I think I saw the ΣK (Greek letter Sigma + English letter K) construct with a ô next to it which means trade mark is being claimed but is unregistered.

I want to know whether we are safe to discuss emergent knowledge on cleanforum without fear of infringing trademark law. Do you know whether there is there a formal description anywhere of what is and what isnít included in the Emergent Knowledge description if it has been trademarked?

Thanks

Phil
-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Wilson Sent: 31 January 2008 08:24
To: Phil Swallow

No problem Phil. When we first created the website www.emergentknowledge.com I misunderstood an instruction from David and put the trademark sign on. It should not be on anything now and it is not trademarked. Emergent Knowledge is open source.

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Please feel free to quote this e-mail on the Clean Forum.

Warm wishes

Carol