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18 Oct 2021 13:22:56 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV Publishing  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 26 Jan 2021 02:37:17
Message: <600fc6ad@news.povray.org>
Op 25/01/2021 om 15:46 schreef Mr:
> Hello,
> 
> I just came across some book publisher named "POV publishing".
> What made it more noticeable is that they subtitled themselves : Persistence of
> Vision Publishing : https://www.pov-publishing.com/
> 
> I haven't found the exact date of their creation to gather if it was before the
> Persistence of Vision Raytracer or the other way around, but one of their oldest
> time stamps is 2019.
> 
> I know "POV Whatever" must come out quite frequently, as POV is after all a
> generic and transversal acronym. Reduced number of letters does increase
> probabilty of occurences... But the very exact same subtitle pun reads like the
> chances of one not taking naming inspiration on the other would be very thin.
> 
> Maybe that kind of thing is no issue at all, but a least a subject to share some
> feelings on our beloved renderer's public identity :-)
> 

Should this not be a copyright issue? Depends if "POV" is a protected 
name. Chris certainly knows best.

-- 
Thomas


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