And if you can't enforce your trademark, you don't have one, so why not just let it be free
the simple legal fact is that if you can't enforce it through demand letters and legal action etc, you give up your legal claim to the "mark" by the fact of non-enforcement. You can't keep the mark and not enforce it: trademark law doesn't work that way.
Hi, can you please clarify what you mean by "don't publish full CAD files"?
So I don't think there's a legitimate argument regarding the quality of electronics components originating in China...
Eberhard: you shouldn't expect much as consumer, as it's not a consumer product. It's an open-source hardware project. Maybe that's the essence of the problem: people are confusing it for a product, with brand name and all.
I paid money for the board, so expect it to be working otherwise, I will return it.
But with the current state of ambiguity in the licensing, I really dont know what *could* happen if I sold a work that used an arduino setup that I made, since I would then be making commercial gain in a sense.
"LMI has restructured its sublicensing program. Our new sublicense agreement is: * Free -- approved sublicense holders pay no fees * Perpetual -- sublicense terminates only in breach of the agreement or when your organization ceases to use its mark * Worldwide -- one sublicense covers your use of the mark anywhere in the world "