pete at dunnington.plus.com
Fri Aug 3 08:21:53 CDT 2007
On 03/08/2007 11:05, Andrew Back wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>> I would call it something completely different if I was going to run
>> one. If people are going to get all precious about their valuable
>> trademarks then sod 'em.
> Indeed, whats in a name? And I never really did buy that "I got there
> first so its mine" thing. Certainly when it comes to things that are
> supposed to be official, national or represent the interests of a
> particular group. Commercial concerns and the protection of lucrative
> brands are another matter. I suppose if the VCF provides a livelyhood
> for the folks that organise it, and they have invested a lot in it, then
> could be an argument.
>> Sellam, if you're so enthusiastic as to set up a "rival" VCF to spite
>> someone setting up a VCF-a-like, why not just set up a VCF in the UK?
> Quite. This is a pretty horrible attitude...
Obviously some people here don't realise that what they've seen is
merely Sellam's "direct" manner. The name Vintage Computer Festival is
pretty well known in our community, so it would be silly to abuse it out
Sellam's not actually subscribed to this list, so griping about him is
rather pointless anyway. Why don't we just get on with it? Sellam's
already offered advice if anyone want to set one up, and I'm sure Hans
Franke and others who've been involved with VCFs in Germany would be
happy to help too.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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