[uf-discuss] Re: MicroFormat, Ltd.

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 12:33:47 PST 2006

>> suggest we all calm down 

Just for the record, I was never no calm about it. I only brought it up as
something to be aware of and then several people responded that (in essense)
my concerns were invalid, and I was simply replying that I disagreed and
felt that it was a "potential" issue.  I'm totally calm about it; I just
felt them need to clarify things so as to be lucid about the situation.

>> this list is *not* the place to begin throwing around legal concerns.

That feels like a slap at me, so I'm going to slap back. 

You may feel that way, but there has been no related-guidance prior to this
email.  As sich I do not appreciate being chastized in a public forum for
voilating your choice of how you would like things to be handled when your
guidance on how to handle the situation was given in retrospect.


-Mike Schinkel

-----Original Message-----
From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org
[mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Rohit
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 12:08 PM
To: microformats-discuss at microformats.org
Subject: [uf-discuss] Re: MicroFormat, Ltd.

> The registered owner of the domain

Umm, as the "owner," I'd like to suggest we all calm down and let things
lie. As the actual registrant of the domains microformats.org/com under the
auspices of CommerceNet, LLC, I'm sure that any issues of our proper use of
it would fall under the rubric of our continued informal support of the
microformats community. (We're an independent think tank that grew out of a
nonprofit membership consortium in the 90's - for more, check out our
website )

But more prosaically, one of the achievements of the cooperative
microformats effort is that it *has not* required a lot of 'process'
-- and that, even so, this list is *not* the place to begin throwing around
legal concerns.

This is a public, archived forum, and without reference to the merits of
anyone's points made today, this is one of the very few categories of things
that I suggest should be addressed directly to me (or
Tantek) before escalating to the community.

  Dr. Rohit Khare
  Director, CommerceNet Labs (Consulting)
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