[wp-hackers] Fw: webloog.com
jp at jefte.net
Sun Oct 9 22:37:38 GMT 2005
Domain squatting is neither illegal or amoral. Come off it.
"In any case, I did not agree to any terms as I never believed that he had
ANY right to be squatting our name and holding it hostage."
So this is how you operate? Accept a domain that you did not purchase, then
when its under your control deny the original owner had any rights to it?
Thats a dick move.
Purchasing a domain gives you the right to it. Case closed. WordPress is not
even a federally recognized trademark.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Mullenweg" <m at mullenweg.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Fw: webloog.com
> Jefte Puente wrote:
>> 1) Can you let me know if his fears are founded?
> I don't know, even though he managed to send the email so I got it several
> times he didn't manage to include any details that would actually indicate
> a problem, besides the fact that he wants attention.
>> 2) Is anyone on this list willing to accept support of this community on
>> their servers?
> If it involves being part of the so-called "open domain" program, I would
> not recommend anyone do it.
>> 3) WordPress.Com is also an OpenDomain, but Matt still has not updated
>> the site with a link to OpenDomain.Org - can anyone on this list fit it
>> or contact Matt?
> According to http://opendomain.org/terms/ "These terms are not legal
> qualifications. They are written in general language for better
> understanding, and are not meant to be legally binding." In any case, I
> did not agree to any terms as I never believed that he had ANY right to be
> squatting our name and holding it hostage.
> Domain squatting on other people’s trademarks is illegal, no matter if you
> call it "free" or "open" it’s still morally odious.
> This discussion is off-topic.
> Matt Mullenweg
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