We’re delighted to announce a new feature here at Alledia.
Every Monday for the next few weeks, we’ll be interviewing people closely involved in developing for Joomla
First up is Cory Webb, the talented web designer who is involved in running two key Joomla sites:
If that, wasn’t enough, in addition to working with Joomlashack.com, he also has a full-time job.
Last week he was kind enough to submit to our questions about himself and about building templates for Joomla.
1) Hi Rob. Could you tell us about the trademark decision. What changes will this have for the Joomla project?
Well, Steve …
2) What will the policy be regarding prior use?
The Joomla! project has always taken a liberal approach to use of the Joomla! name and logo and we intend to continue to be as liberal as we can while fulfilling our responsibility to protect the integrity of the Joomla! brand. As long as the usage complies with the terms set out in the brand manual and our trademark guide (no pornography, no warez, no trademarks, not confusing, etc.) all that is required is to register the use with OSM using the form on the OSM site and add the license disclaimer to your site. If for some reason your use fails to meet the conditions, we will let you know what the problem is so that it can be rectified. The disclaimer simply states something to the affect of “Joomla! is a registered trademark of Open Source Matters, Inc.”
3) Any guidelines before registering new domains? Any ways to use joomla in the name correctly or should people stick to jom, joom or j?
The policy with domains is pretty much the same as with a regular name/logo usage. We are not concerned with j*, jom*, or joom* domains unless they will create confusion with the Joomla! name.
Hopefully these will help you get started but it might be more efficient for us to just have a conversation about this. I imagine there are a lot of potential sticking points that people will be concerned about and I generally find a dialog to be more efficient at fleshing these issues out than an e-mail thread. I know you mentioned it the other day but I was a bit pre-occupied. How does that sound now?
4) Could you give us an example of how the team deals with infringements?
Today we’re delighted to have?a chance to talk with Emir Sakic from Sakic.Net.
Emir has been?a member of Joomla’s core development team from the project start.?He is also the developer of SEF Advance which was the first component to provide Search Engine Friendly URLs for Mambo, the precursor?of Joomla!