TL:DR; I’d like to step down from the trademark committee and find a replacement. If you are interested, please let us know either in this thread or in any other way to the steering committee who will select a replacement.
The Jupyter Trademark committee is a group of currently 6 people (Min, Matthias, Brian, Jason, Paul, Tim), who handle all trademark related questions. This include but not limited to:
- Clarifying term of use when company contact us and say “are we allowed to use ‘Jupyter’ in this context”, or to “use the logo in this way”, and the tough task to sometime say No.
- Find improper use of the Jupyter name and Logo that would damage the trademark and contact authors, potentially sending a cease and desist.
- Granting exceptional permission to use the Logo / Name in a context which is generally not acceptable; though we haven’t done this one yet.
All these need to be done to properly protect the trademark; even if sometime we’d like to say yes, we are legally obliged to say No (or have an explicit contract listing the exceptional permission), otherwise NumFOCUS is at risk of loosing the trademark.
As you can gather from the above description this rarely requires Software/Programming knowledge, and we don’t ask you to be a legal expert.
There are not many request that goes through this committee, though one request can take a lot of back and forth and sometime need to follow-up with people to make sure things get done.
This would also give you some view about things that happen internally in jupyter governance; for obvious reason this is one of the rare mailing list which is private as request may be about some upcoming products, and about some unpleasant exchange asking people to redesign things they have carefully done.
While I’ve done my best to push some of the recent request recently, I have a lot of other things going on (i’m sure I’m not the only one), and prefer to get a replacement than start ignoring emails.