“Chris Cormack, who now works for New Zealand’s biggest open
source firm, Catalyst, told iTWire that the trademark had only been
accepted at this stage and that the Trust had three months from the
gazetted date – November 25 – to object.
“He said his reaction was one of “extreme sadness tinged with
anger. Sadness because it’s such an utterly needless thing to do.
Anger because, again, it’s a needless thing to do, that causes a
lot of ill-will and distracts people from the real task of creating
a good free and open source software ILS”.
“Asked about the growth of the original project, Cormack that at
present there were 159 developers from around the world who had
committed code to Koha.”