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Discussion on: free software actually costs something

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Alistair Chapman

The thing is, the term "Open Source" is a registered and protected trademark of the Open Source Initiative, (...) can only be applied to OSI-compliant projects.

Do you have any reference for this? My understanding was that OSI didn't acquire the trademark to "Open Source" and all the background I've been able to find calls out that there's no applicable trademark (nor likely to be) registered with WIPO.

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Jason C. McDonald

Ah, my apologies. I misread something, but you are correct. "Open Source" as it were is not trademarked, although the OSI name and mark are.