Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Whose Web 2.0?

Today the New York Times reports on the use of the term "Web 2.0".

Squabble Over Name Ruffles a Web Utopia
by Sarah Ivry

O'Reilly, an American publishing group who also run tech-related biz conferences, claimed that the use of the term Web 2.0 by a non-profit IT conference in Cork, Ireland, was an infringement of their trademark.

See the blog by one of IT@Cork's organizers, Tom Raftery, for the letters from O'Reilly and their perspective.

And the O'Reilly Radar Blog has their account of what happened.

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