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When two (open source) worlds collide

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The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has reportedly flagged a potential trademark infringement brought about by one of its closes mindset neighbours, the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA).

The open hardware group's "gear logo" has been in use since the faction was established earlier in 2011.

The OSI has highlighted the similarity of the OSHWA's logo to its own given the "key" opening at the bottom of the design.

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