Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:09:42 +0200 From: Andrea Barisani <lcars@...rt.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: oCERT name change due to trademark claims Hello oss-security, to anyone that might be bothered with this change I'd just like to announce that oCERT change its "long" name from Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team to Open Source Computer Security Incident Response Team. This change was triggered by legal claims by Carnegie Mellon University linked to the fact that not only we need a license in order to use CERT in our name (which we obtained in 2008 after the first claim) but that in order to use the license it can never be implied that CERT is an acronym  for Computer Emergency Response Team (this last claim was made just now in 2011). Luckily we have better things to do with our time than engaging in possible legal battles, therefore we decided to comply (the "long" name appeared only twice on our site anyway). To any OSS project that uses or will want to use CERT in this fashion, you have been warned. I hope one day the security community can legally claim the CERT acronym back without risking these kind of consequences. Cheers  http://www.cert.org/faq/cert_faq.html#sectionA -- Andrea Barisani | Founder & Project Coordinator oCERT | OSS Computer Security Incident Response Team <lcars@...rt.org> http://www.ocert.org 0x864C9B9E 0A76 074A 02CD E989 CE7F AC3F DA47 578E 864C 9B9E "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate"
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