Gervase Markham

Gervase Markham
Governator, Mozilla

Website | @gerv

Gervase Markham has been involved in the Mozilla project since the turn of the millennium, and has made contributions in many different areas, from QA to web compatibility, governance to Bugzilla. His security ideas are behind the recent CSP and Subresource Integrity W3C specifications. He currently works for Mozilla on public policy, security, and copyright. He believes that the TLS/CA system is the worst way of doing public internet communications security, apart from all the others.

Gerv is a committed Christian, and member of The Crowded House in Sheffield, UK, where he lives with his wife and children. The title of his blog, Hacking for Christ, reflects his view that Christians should do everything to the glory of God.


Emerging Topics, Legal
Location: Meeting Room B3
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Simon Phipps (Public Software CIC), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), Larry Augustin (SugarCRM), Chris Messina (NeonMob)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Trademark law is designed to prevent confusion in the market place but understanding how it can benefit the FOSS community can often be confusing. This panel will discuss whether it is useful to register a trademark and, if so, how to permit its use by others. Various policies and enforcement strategies will be evaluated from corporate and non-profit perspectives, often in strong disagreement. Read more.
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