[consulting] Sluggishness Concern
Kristof Van Tomme
kristof at pronovix.com
Wed Aug 5 17:36:07 UTC 2009
Except for pointing out the use of Drupal in hotdrupal, it's not our
job to follow up on the trademark issue. I'm sure that Dries or his
lawyers will be able to work out a solution with Steve.
Steve doesn't need any "old school" cred: we've been working with
Steve's company for some time now, and I haven't had anything to
complain about. To the contrary: they have always been extremely
responsive those rare times something comes up. I'm sure there's a lot
of other people out there with similar experiences.
As a project manager, his experience is relevant, even if technologies
changed. So I think your comment Darrel, even if it's meant playful,
2009/8/5 Darrel O'Pry <darrel.opry at gmail.com>:
> <tone is meant to be playful>
> all right mr antique... just go play with your little friends archie and
> vanessa and their pet gopher. Next thing I know you'll be singing the
> praises of VMS and the wonders of VAX and all it's fun instructions. You
> can sit in the closet or anchor a boat like my old 3B2's. Really, who cares
> about that kind of old school cred. It's very different from current
> technology and isn't really useful knowledge about you or your company.
> Unless I'm looking for someone to make my new website render properly in
> mosaic 0.3.
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Steve Brown <steve.brown at hotdrupal.com>
>> A little late on this response but I noticed this doing a search of the
>> name (hotdrupal.com) and had to say something :)
>>> Drupal Association membership does not impart any trademark license of
>>> any kind. The use of the "Drupal" trademark is subject to appropriate
>>> trademark law and depending on the usage a license requirement from Dries
>>> Buytaert, not from the Association.
>> No, but we did register our domain and started preparing things about the
>> same time
>> the trademark thing was coming up. Before we actively started using the
>> name I
>> contacted Dries and let him know what was going on and asked him what to
>> So yes, we made sure that Dries was aware of us (and got a response from
>> before we sold our first account. This was not done as a result of anyone
>> anything to us, we just noticed the trademark notice pop onto the Drupal
>> site one
>> day and said "Hey, we better talk to Dries first because it's the Right
>> to do"
>> Dries responded and told us not to worry about it. Since then as a company
>> we have
>> sponsored the Drupal LA group (not this year, low funds) and one DrupalCon
>> with plans to also sponsor the next US DrupalCon.
>>> I have no knowledge of their technical prowess and will make no comment
>>> in that regard.
>> I've been doing telecommunication stuff since the early/mid 1980's,
>> working on
>> the Internet since 1986, and doing consulting for companies/systems
>> designed to
>> do web hosting since the NCSA Mosaic days. Before that, if you remember
>> (wikipedia it,/ Wide Area Information Servers)
>> I wonder if anyone here remembers running Mosaic on a Commodore Amiga :)
>>> On Thursday 05 March 2009 1:09:53 pm Steve Rasmussen wrote:
>>> >/ They are a member of Drupal association and have cleared all such
>>> > legal
>> />/ > issues.
>> />/ > Anyway, I just know they work well and have servers setup with
>> Drupal in
>> />/ > mind.
>> /> >/
>> />/ > nolimitsude
>> /> >/
>> />/ > On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Nancy Wichmann /<nan_wich at
>> bellsouth.net <http://lists.drupal.org/mailman/listinfo/consulting>> wrote:
>>> >/ > Steve Rasmussen wrote:
>> /> >/ > > I use hotdrupal.com,
>> /> >/ >
>> /> >/ > Although be aware that they will almost certainly run afoul of the
>> /> >/ > Association trademark lawyers.
>> /> >/ >
>> /> >/ >
>> /> >/ >
>> /> >/ > Nancy
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