@Amy - Just so there is no confusion. My comments relate to simplification of what we already have which is not the same thing that was originally proposed by Ewout. I support better organization and structure of the TM rules page(s). I don't support changing the rules and adding additional automatic licensing.
Here's a suggestion - let's pull automatic licensing out of the draft. And, let's assume that Ewout's "Policy" is nothing more than a scratch pad for us to use as we try to bang out what our rules are. It's not a Policy - it's just a working area.
Now - let's see if we can figure out what our rules are. To me, that's the best goal. Would that seem reasonable?
I'm going to put one item out here to see if we can define it:
2.1.2. Reserved names
Description: Any brand or domain partly consisting of Joomla and for the remainder consisting of one or more other proper words which are on a list of reserved words published by OSM from time to time, whether separated by a space or not.
Examples: JoomlaDay, Joomla Developer Conference, JoomlaConnect, Joomla Community Magazine, JoomlaCon, JoomlaCommunityMagazine
Does that list represent the list of reserved names the project needs to protect?
Can we validate that? Then, we would have one good principle that would help clarify for people what OSM must protect and what they may not use as they consider how they will be allowed or not allowed to use the mark.
Forewarned is forearmed, right? Building a Web site and naming it JoomlaConnect only to find the project won't allow it tends to make folks unhappy - unless there is a list of rules first. Telling them up front - "we do not allow that" - means they have no excuse for doing it. We can say - you must read the rules! But we have to list the rules first.
So - let's pull automatic licensing OUT of the equation. Let's assume the document is not a policy but only a scratch pad for us to use. Fair enough everyone?
If so, the question to OSM and the project is this: is that list of reserved names Ewout defined complete? If not, what are the other names that the project must reserve for community use?
Thanks Dave. That helps.