[tdwg-tag] namespaces

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Mon Nov 15 18:49:44 CET 2010

Not to throw cold water on a cute idea, but would it be good to consider 
possible confusion/trademark issues with the National Audubon Society, 
which is generically known as "Audubon"?

Bob Morris wrote:
> Much as I would love to be the convenor of mrmd, I must concede that
> Audubon Core has way more marketability.
> Two issues then arise: 1. An acronym for use in name spaces and
> communication; 2. the need(?) for a word to replace "core" in
> describing the most important terms in the proposed standard, and
> which are the ones we suggest are the minimal set that implementers of
> consuming software should be prepared to handle gracefully. Audubon
> Core Core sounds silly and confusing to me.
> As to 1., I somewhat favor some form of adbn. Or if we must end it in
> "c" and can't tolerate adbnc, then maybe adnc (resp. AdnC).
> As to 2, I have no suggestion
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Gregor Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Audubon Core.
>> (and the abbreviation could be AC)
>> Gregor

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