ora owns web2.0 - and will sue your ass if you try to use it

Jonathan Stowe jns at gellyfish.com
Sun May 28 11:36:27 BST 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 21:58, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> ora.com - the new evil empire :-)
>  From a reg story a conference organiser has been threatened for using 
> web2.0  in its confernece title. Evidently ora owns web.20 as a service 
> mark and will threaten legal action at the drop of a hat if it thinks
> someone is stepping on its toes.
> So much for supporting open standards - they are open as long as they
> are the only ones to make a profit from them.

And there I was thinking that "Web 2.0" was coined by O'Reilly with a
view to selling more tickets to conferences in a flagging and saturated
market, how silly of me when it was an "open standard" all the while...


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