I don't see that Ron is doing what you're asserting, therefore I cannot
answer your question as you have requested me to do so.

Ron is carrying out a hobbyist project with a product you are seeking to
sell. Nothing more, nothing less. There are acres of paper in every law
school's public library that attest to the fact that, historically, the
liability for such projects lies with the hobbyist -- and that precedent
goes back basically to the beginning of time. It's essentially
unquestionable. (It's also good, old-fashioned common sense!) If you must
insist on seeing that as something else, and therefore an existential
threat to your own project, then you /really/ need to talk to your lawyers
(and, perhaps, a few other professionals as well), because that would
indicate that you have some significant learning to do. I would argue that
that learning should come before any further progress on anything else
happens, although as you rightly pointed out, I haven't the ability to
enforce that sort of a thing.

I understand that you have the /authority/ to shut him down. I myself am
not questioning /that/ -- simply whether or not you should /use/ that
authority. To me, that would be gross overreach. As a metaphor, I'll point
out that every US President since 1945 or so has had the authority to
essentially rain nuclear hell down over all of mankind. Thankfully, so far,
every US President has seen fit not to use that authority.

As I hinted last time, if what you are asserting was actually true, there
would be no Instructables -- or, for that matter, Arduino, probably -- and
the world would in fact be a very, very different place for it. I know I
hate admitting when I'm wrong -- everybody does -- but sometimes it's
easier (and it's always better) than insisting to the end that I'm right
and going down in spectacular flames, somewhat like the Hindenburg.

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 3:38 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <l...@lkcl.net
> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Christopher Havel
> <laserhaw...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Ron is not doing anything that will harm your project, Luke.
>
>  he's calling into question my authority and the right as a Copyright
> Holder of the word - and standard - "EOMA68", chris.  that's very very
> serious.  and also publicly recorded.  you can double-check that by
> re-reading the messages.
>
>  i am REQUIRED to respond to that - by explicitly asserting that i AM
> the sole exclusive Copyright Holder of EOMA68 and that i AM the sole
> exclusive authority over the EOMA68 Standard, and that i cannot
> tolerate people claiming that they are blithely and arbitrarily
> permitted to ignore my authority under Copyright Law.
>
>  i have to take this responsibility seriously, chris, otherwise we
> might as well shut the entire project down, right now.
>
>  do you wish me to terminate this project - the list, the crowdfunding
> project, and to delete the EOMA68 standard page and to terminate the
> rhombus-tech project hosting - RIGHT NOW?
>
>  please answer very simply, yes or no.
>
>  i am quite happy to do so if people do not wish to take this
> seriously and respect my authority, position and role as the Copyright
> Holder and Guardian of the EOMA68 Standard.
>
> l.
>
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