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Submission + - US Company Hijacks OSS Project, Trademarks Name (koha-community.org)

Kalriath writes: "Horowhenua Library Trust is the birth place of Koha and the longest serving member of the Koha community. After over a year of battling against it, PTFS/Liblime have managed to have their application for a Trademark on Koha in New Zealand accepted. We now have 3 months to object, but to do so involves lawyers and money."

And some background courtesy of http://diligentroom.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/the-exemplar-of-stupid-koha-vs-liblime-trademark/:

"For those of you who don’t know [which can’t be many] the background, in the late nineties the Horowhenua Library Trust decided not to go down the traditional path of changing their LMS and developed open-source product called Koha. This was given to the world and is now used widely internationally. A few years ago a company in the US called PTFS/Liblime attempted to hijack Koha and turn it into their proprietary LMS. They have also sort [sic] to claim ownership of the name Koha."

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