[osg-users] The naming of VulkanSceneGraph

Michael Weiblen mike.weiblen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 13:54:04 PDT 2018

I'd suggest creating a ticket at

-- mew

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM, Robert Osfield <robert.osfield at gmail.com>

> On Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 14:53, Eric Sokolowsky <esok127 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Trademark holders *must* defend their trademarks, or they lose them.
> Indeed this is true.  It's only part of the story though.
> Khronos mission is to develop and promote open APIs, as part of this
> they trademark projects they undertake, they also develop APIs then
> promote their use.  If Khronos do view VulkanSceneGraph as potentially
> infringing then we'll need to discuss with them about granting
> permission to use this name, the benefit for Khronos is the it is
> significant step in promoting their own cause.
> We have three options:
>   1) Ignore the issue, if Khronos decide they want to discuss the name
> then deal with it then.
>   2) Reach out to Khronos and be co-operative
>   3) Change the name to something else less relevant
> Currently, approach 2 is what Chris has kicked off, no response yet,
> so we may need to reach out a bit further.
> I am about head off on holiday for a week so won't be doing any
> chasing up myself right away.
> With Siggraph coming up this might be a good time to reach out and
> chat face to face. I won't personally be attending, but If you are
> attending then let us know.
> The project is less than a month old, so I'm not too concerned about
> things as they stand right now.  If things don't go the way I'd prefer
> then we just fallback to 3, the design and code won't change, it'd be
> a wasted opportunity and bit of money spent on URLs but nothing major.
> Robert
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Mike Weiblen -- Black Hawk, Colorado USA -- http://mew.cx/
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