OSI Trademark VIolations

OSI Trademark VIolations

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A simple search reveals the OSI mark is widely referenced and used.

The task will be to figure out which of these are actually being used and to prioritize our trademark enforcement efforts.  At a quick glance, it looks like these are the most problematic uses:

Organization URLDescription/Issue(s)Image/IssueContacted (Y/N)NotifierStatus/Updates
OpenCV OpenCV uses the OSI logo in it's own.openCV.pngYes via web form and email.Pmassonpending
LibeliumWaspmote is the Open Source
Platform for Developers

 Yes pmasson Image updated to remove OSI Logo.
Open Source Customization Services Site offering software development for opens source tools.Many: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Y, pmasson on 8/1/15P. MassonPending: removed all but one.

QuickBlox (Q-municate)

Uses the "Open Source" text for their Q-municate product, which has both a modified Apache2 license with an added clause to disallow using it with other infrastructure (clashing with clause 10 of the OSD), as a proprietary version.q-municate-small.pngY
6/3/15: Signed up to access source & license.
Sent letter to q-municate@quickblox.com
OpenSourceAnonymousTwitter accounthttps://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1538920430/opensource_logo_400x400.png https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_background_images/378800000080240338/aa0173908b06ad7151f1eb521070817f.pngY P.Masson via TwitterAccount suspended as of 8/1/15
Plone Intranet.com/ plone.pngYPatrick MassonSent tweet to @ThePSF about the image.

Followed up with Guido A.J. Stevens at cosent.nl to suggest modifications.

Plone Internet followed up to say they would adopt our suggestions.
Comodo / mydlp.com mydlp.pngYPatrick MassonSent First letter to general counsel and various other contacts.

Followed up on 3/13/15 with voice mails to Patricia Forsythe (Gen Counsel) and Christopher Morcello (Dir. Marketing).

Page updated and is in compliance. (5/1/15)
White House Business Solutions http://www.whitehouseit.com/img/rev-slider/slide-8/open_source.png  
  http://www.web2learning.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/opensourcebook.png NPatrick MassonSent note to board. 
Reddit http://thumbs.reddit.com/t5_2qh4n.png?v=50d5472a3bf2e0e83d7db1bd5947c95f NPatrick MassonSent note to board.
OpenMEAPclaims to be “distributed under an open source license”. The license text, however, in section4/5 it imposes several additional restrictions, e.g. in section 5 it says “You may not modify, de-compile, or reverse engineer the OpenMEAP Software”.  YSimon PhippsP. Masson sent 1st stage email, added to their forum, and posted issue to GitHub.

Issue resolved.
Technology Services GroupTSG is using the OSI logo in association with software that is not distributed with an approved OSI open source license. YKarl Fogel via board listP. Masson sent 1st stage email.
Open Source Software for South Africa https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/520943791188885505/YSSLQGP2_400x400.png YPatrick MassonP. Masson sent 1st stage email.
QabelQabel is a free, open-source (not in accordance with the OSI) and expandable platform. Qabel is alpha.Use of the phrase "open source" to describe the software (which is not distributed with an OSI approved license. ManyP. Masson sent 1st stage email.
 The Open SourceThe Open Source is a performance space, music venue and workshop hub bringing life back into an empty space in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter during the annual Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.Use of the phrase "open source" to describe the a cultural event.YKeith HoweP. Masson sent 1st stage email.
B3 InnovationsB3 Innovations using the logo and not even an Open Source producthttp://www.b3innovations.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/osi_standard_logo-01-300x284.png YWiki commentP. Masson sent 1st stage email.
The SecDev Group (and Twitter)Security consultants offering development and data analysis.https://www.secdev.com/sites/secdev.com/files/SD-Main.png NKarl Fogel
Open Source ConsultingGoogle+ site for http://www.attuneinfocom.com/https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P7EnO-GRARg/UvnAMj9egYI/AAAAAAAAAak/JporUbRV32A/s767-fcrop64=1,23370000ecaeffff/Get-started-with-open-source-software-using-online-trainings_0.jpg NJim JagielskiEmailed and asked to stop copied DLA Piper.
International Summer Academy of Creative Writing 2014 Second Annual International Summer Academy for Creative Writing.http://www.britishcouncil.gr/sites/britishcouncil.gr/files/styles/bc-590x332/public/athens-international-creative-writing-summer-school-logo-2014.png?itok=C7OXi-Gr NMassonContacted through mailing list 
Jarvis FabricationProfessional, affordable mobile welding located in Gatton. http://static.squarespace.com/static/52f822b2e4b013e3f946698e/t/5305d05fe4b01d0d59292c95/1392890096787/  NMassonContacted through mailing list. Reviewed by legal - does not seem to infringe.
Open Source Initiativebridge the gap between the limited technology and information that is accessible to students, parents and educators, and the greater resources available to the technology world at large NMassonMight make a nice chapter.
Santifree, open source web antivirushttp://santivi.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/logo21.pngN Board agreed to extend a consent agreement, drafted agreement for legal review.
Twitter Open SourceOpen Programs at Twitter.
Twitter HQ · opensource.twitter.com
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000416683223/1bc995c5cfe98cb3c621f1ba0bf99223.png N  
infoSearch International
InfoSearch is a research firm for a variety of industries including gaming, finance/utilities, public sector, advertising/marketing/media and tourism.infoSearch contacted the OSI to see if their proposed logo would be contested by the OSI. YPatrick MassonFeb 4, 2014
via email
To David Line
President and CEO
InfoSearch International

Unfortunately I must report, it is the conclusion of the OSI Board and our Trademarks Committee that the Infosearch design is confusingly similar with the OSI's Keyhole Logo. In addition, as InfoSearch provides services for and within the technology sector, we would not be able to provide a Consent Agreement.
www.oscadtechnologies.comOpen source consultant and development company, providing and implementing customized open source technology to the Banking & Financial Services, Telecom & Media and Healthcare sectors.http://www.oscadtechnologies.com/img/parallax/1.png N  
OSMoneySite that provides open source or free alternatives to proprietary softwarehttps://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/432366409775992832/pGuKvtxG.png N  
redbonzai.comOpen Source Web Development Masters of the technology undergroundhttp://redbonzai.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/open-source-icon.png N  
www.iconfinder.com/icons/202562/opensource_iconIcon developed by Oscar Gonzalez and distributed under a Creative Commons (Attribution 3.0 Unported)https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/web-development-icons/512/OPENSOURCE.png N  
www.corecode.at/opensource/index.htmlRepository of unsupported free apps, libraries & projectshttp://www.corecode.at/images/icon_opensource.png N  
everycity.co.uk/our-team/ Hosting company.http://everycity.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/open_source_200_200.png N  
www.skyracktechnology.com/services/open-source.htmlIT communications and consulting company, providing cost effective software and telecoms solutions throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the worldhttp://www.skyracktechnology.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/open-source-icon.jpg N  

A training organization using our trademark as their icon/avatar for google +.  You'll also note that attune seems to appear as the first post on a spate of open source

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ht6GHO0goBI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/BwazyOcwb-w/photo.jpg?sz=80 N  Interestingly they are using the logo with the circle R.

another example of a commercial concern using the logo is the community called Open Source Consulting

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2BaHyHDGZlU/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAHA/pS31DvSAsV8/s120-c/photo.jpg N  

Related: Other folks using the OSI logo that might be encouraged to at least include the obligatory "not affiliated with OSI" + need to use the registered mark (r) instead of (tm) may include


Open Source for Business


Open Source for Education


Open Source (community, which also violates the graphic non-distortion policy)


Open Source Junction (which blends the OSI and OSHWA logos)


Open Source Developer


The Open Source CC Project


San Diego Open Source Community


Open Source & Freeware


Open Source Community

www.cafepress.com/opensourcestuffCafePress selling OSI merchandisehttp://logo.cafepress.com/nocache/1/746991.jpg   
Non-Profit Open Source Initiative: http://nosi.net/Labeled as "A Project of Aspiration" The Non-Profit Open Source Initiative is a program to educate nonprofit board members, managers, and technology staff about the pro's and con's of open source software.While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their name.   
Eucalyptus is open source private cloud software that supports industry standard AWS APIs and creates cloud resources for compute, network, and storage.While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their promotional materials.    
Architexa Open Source Initiative:
documents large/complex codebases. While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their promotional materials.    
 GAA Software Services:
Provides services in software engineering, algorithm development, and knowledge management.While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their promotional materials.    
Cisco-centric Open Source Initiative:
Project on Sourceforge for Cisco-centric developers and customers
 to publish, discuss and release their open source tools, scripts and utilities for managing or operating Cisco network equipment
While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their promotional materials.   
Cooperation and Development Network:
To promote FOSS; Capacity-building of "Young Greens" and Develop FOSS tools for Young Green activism While not using the OSI logo, they do use the "Open Source Initiative" in their promotional materials.     
Nordic Open Source Initiative Network:
"The Nordic Open Source Initiative Network" (NOSIN) is a forum for general cooperation on open source software used in national spatial data infrastructures in the Nordic countries.    
Samuraj Data (Mirror):
Mirror of OSI web site run by Samuraj Data ABUnauthorized Mirror   
Fre-Soft.org (Mirror):
Mirror of OSI web site run by  free-soft.orgUnauthorized Mirror    
Various user uploaded images uploaded with various licenses.    
The Open Source Awards
Twitter account.https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/420870430325354496/7x2chTrg_bigger.png
 YSimon Phipps02/18/2014:
Simon arranged for a business contact who knows the organisers of http://opensourceawards.org to speak with them and explain the problem with their use of the OSI logo and they have now changed their graphic as you can see.
Open Source Development
 Web page, mix an umarked icon with their company nameScreen Shot 2014-02-25 at 1.49.29 PM.png   
 Open Source Hash Tag
uses unmarked icon for # streamScreen Shot 2014-02-28 at 12.08.07 PM.png    
Created by Deborah Bryant on 2014.01.13 at 14:02:24 PST

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