Why do they have to spell it out? It's a trademarked name, and they don't have to give any exceptions if they don't want to. If you want to use it, ask permission. They *can* grant it.
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 18:08, Goblin <stu...@abovetheinternet.org> wrote: > > I think the blog post actually makes things more confusing: > > "Regarding the use of the word Twitter in projects, we are a bit more > wary although there are some exceptions here as well." > > So, what are these exceptions? Does it come down to the projects @ev > and @biz particularly like? What if it's twit*** which obviously isn't > using their trademark but uses the same base (heck, by that logic > @leolaporte should be on my case)? > > It would seem odd that mine is the only site to have received a > letter. If the primary concern was the twitter bird then why is the > new version an issue? When I was on the phone I think he said he was > waiting to hear back from California, so there is more than a passing > chance that it was personal opinion of a guy in London instead of > Twitter's own people. > > As has been said, some proper clarification and a bit more > transparency with the community would go a really long way here > (although are Twitter now at the stage they can't comment on legal > matters until the lawyers check things over?) > > On Aug 14, 12:59 am, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Aug 13, 8:44 pm, Goblin <stu...@abovetheinternet.org> wrote: > > > > > It would be nice to hear from the horses mouth if all the "twit*/ > > > twitter*" apps were to use "tweet" instead, would that sort the issue > > > out. > > > > Doesn't this blog post  from the "big horse's mouth" already settle > > that question? > > > > http://blog.twitter.com/2009/07/may-tweets-be-with-you.html > > > > It is also interesting that Biz wrote favorable blog posts about > > TwitterCounter  and Twitterific . Wonder how that will impact > > anything, if at all. > > > > http://blog.twitter.com/2008/07/follower-stats-by-twittercounter.html > > http://blog.twitter.com/2008/06/congratulations-twitterrific.html > > > > Dewald > -- Internets. Serious business.