[uf-discuss] Microformats Community Mark
scott at randomchaos.com
Fri Jun 23 07:34:48 PDT 2006
On Jun 22, 2006, at 8:32 PM, brian suda wrote:
> 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
> microformats store gets mad, can my usage be revoked?
> 3) what about projects that can not be disclosed? Pingerati.net
> 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  use case, but couldn't we just work on implicit
approval unless otherwise revoked?
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