[uf-discuss] Regarding POSH and misuse of the microformats logo

Serdar Kiliç serdar at kilic.net
Thu May 3 05:06:22 PDT 2007

On 03/05/2007, at 7:02 PM, Ben Ward wrote:

> As part of our ‘community mark’ experiment I'd like to object to  
> that usage of the microformats logo and ask those badges be  
> removed. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the term, POSH is  
> explicitly supposed to be a super-set of microformats, a generic  
> term invented to help protect the microformats name from being  
> generalised. If the first thing people do — on our own wiki, no  
> less — is tack the microformats logo to it then it will do  
> absolutely nothing toward that goal, and with all the current hype  
> will only accelerate the loss of ‘microformat’ as a name for the  
> Process.
> POSH is not a microformat. The documented presence on our wiki is  
> acceptable as ‘microformat’ mis-use is a common problem for us, but  
> I object to it being presented as part of ‘microformats’ through  
> association with the logo. It's just going to cause more confusion.
> Cheers,
> Ben

I agree, there shouldn't be an association with the Microformats logo  
with that of any POSH logo. As you say, it's important to be able to  
distinguish the two, which I believe is accomplished with the  
information found on the wiki page.


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