[uf-discuss] Microformats Community Mark

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Fri Jun 23 07:34:48 PDT 2006

On Jun 22, 2006, at 8:32 PM, brian suda wrote:

> Questions:
> 1) What constitutes a "community consensus", if I ask the list and 5
> people respond saying, "sure go ahead", is that enough?
> 2) Can it be revoked? If my shirt sells like wild-fire and and the  
> other
> microformats store[4] gets mad, can my usage be revoked?
> 3) what about projects that can not be disclosed? Pingerati.net[5]  
> has a
> big Microformats logo on it, Technorati didn't ask the community (i'm
> sure it would have been OK) but if they had asked, the description of
> usage would have either been vague or they would have to give away the
> surprise of what they were working on.

Good questions.  I've previously used the microformats logo liberally  
without permission.  I don't mind asking permission if that's  
desired, but I would think 99% of use cases would be appropriate, and  
it seems like a waste of time to go through a voting process for  
every case looking for that 1% of inappropriate cases.  As the number  
of microformat projects increases, I can imagine the discussion-to- 
voting ratio dropping to unreadable levels.  Maybe this would be a  
good a voteLinks [1] use case, but couldn't we just work on implicit  
approval unless otherwise revoked?


[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/votelinks

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