Finger Graffiti

Kyle Bassett kylebassett at
Mon Jul 30 07:27:19 CEST 2007

I think David went about it as well as he could.. although I feel by using
"Graffiti-like" Nkoli did not breach trademark rights, just used it as an
example.  We do need to come up with another name in the near future,
because we cannot release software called Graffiti.

I know most of us are completely against trademarks and patents, but no need
to shoot the messenger.  As Jay said, let's focus on the ideas, and just
watch the terminology...


On 7/30/07, Jay Vaughan <jay at> wrote:
> > Michael Welter writes:
> >> So, who are they going to sue???
> > Who said anything about a lawsuit?  It is their trademark; stepping on
> > it would be really rude, no matter who they decided to go after as a
> > result.
> >
> Ah cripes, who freaking *CARES* about the Graffiti trademark .. can't
> you just overlook this highly dubious legal issue for now and try to
> understand the nature of the point the guy is trying to make - that
> he would like developers to consider adding a symbol-based
> recognition system that would be based on finger movements - and
> leave all the high-falutin' {annoyin'} lawyerin' for the birds ..
> Honest, you lawyer types are a pain in the ass.  Nobody needs your
> advice until there's actually something tangible going on.  Right
> now, this is just a *technical* discussion, and its getting killed by
> non-sequitur snipes from highly irrelevant positions.  Leave it out.
> Lets try to allow a little creativity, still, in the world, okay?
> ;
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