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 [1] from the "big horse's mouth" already settle
> > that question?
> >
> > [1]http://blog.twitter.com/2009/07/may-tweets-be-with-you.html
> >
> > It is also interesting that Biz wrote favorable blog posts about
> > TwitterCounter [2] and Twitterific [3]. Wonder how that will impact
> > anything, if at all.
> >
> > [2]http://blog.twitter.com/2008/07/follower-stats-by-twittercounter.html
> > [3]http://blog.twitter.com/2008/06/congratulations-twitterrific.html
> >
> > Dewald

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