Sometimes I just feel like stupid.
Here is my very first email of the day (1AM, yes, I should be sleeping…)
Basically it means that there’s a SANDDE™ product related to 3D drawing associated to a patent.
Now is my question, how the hell is that related to our small opensource project? We do not market anything here .. Sandy3D isn’t even a trade. We ask for people to make some donations and in the past 5 years, only 25 people did considered to do so. Can we name this market?
As most of you might know, the reason of that name is extremely simple “San” “Di” would be how the word “3D” is pronounced in Chinese language from my very modest knowledge. Could them patent such a thing?
What would happen if I remove the 3D attached to Sandy, and make the project named “Sandy, an opensource 3D API for Flash”?
Anyhow, I do not even hear SANDDE™ be pronounced like Sandy3D… Moreover our API does not define a method to draw 3D …
I just feel stupid right now, not being able to know where my rights stop. Why should I bother taking any kind of risk for a non-commercial project? But in the same time, why should I consider changing the project name (and identity) with so few good reasons.
If you have an opinion or advice, please comment, I’ll read it seriously.
World is crazy…..