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nnuleo

Member Since: May 9, 2012

Country: United States

  • (Standard disclaimer: IANAL)

    Part of the problem that OSI is facing, I'm sure, is a fairly little-known aspect of trademark law (at least in the US): failing to defend the trademark causes you to risk losing trademark rights. If a company is aware of a potential violation of their trademark, but chooses not to pursue the issue, it opens them up to a loss of trademark rights completely. That's why companies like Google and Xerox make at least a minimal effort to discourage the use of terms such as "Googling" for web searches and "Xerox" for a photocopy.

    While this may be an unfortunate issue for OSI to pursue, I can at least understand why they would do it based on the fact that the OSI logo is a registered trademark. That's why I couldn't advocate for option 2, since it would likely only do more harm to the open source cause. Either of the remaining options would solve the above issue, and I can see the benefits and drawbacks of each of them.

  • I had the same problem, so I think it's an issue with all of the soldering stations. A strip of tape (duct tape, or I used reinforced tape) should hold it on there just fine. In my mind, it's a small price to pay for having a brass sponge, which is definitely a huge step up from the old wet sponge style of tip maintenance.

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