the last line on the post says it is an experiment and not a product.
The requirement to protect your trademark doesn't in any way impede your ability to license it to whomever you wish.
Does that mean places that explicitly allow "fan fiction" derivative works that use the trademark, are placing themselves at risk of losing ownership of that trademark?
If so, that's very disappointing, as it would seem to be suppressing the ability of authors/creators to be generous with their creations.
Do you have any examples of companies losing their trademark because of things similar to gurvinder's case?
"33. Google abandoned any trademark rights in Chromium software by failing to control the nature and quality of the open source software developed by others but at the same time permitting others to distribute the third party software under the Chromium mark".
The case was settled.
I do not know if that is due to their not defending the trademark or what the precise legal status is, though.
1) Do you have to give your calendar login to a 3rd party?
2) What happens I add something to my calendar on my computer, is there some alert sent to someone that they need to add a lego to the board?
3) What I schedule something on the calendar online, but the lego doesn't get added to the board. When someone takes a picture and syncs it, what will happen to my appointment? Will it think it's gone and erase it? Notify of the descrepency, etc....
I'm envisioning in my head some arduino powered lego calendar that automatically puts the blocks in place as appointments are added/moved/deleted from the cloud.
That being said, I would still like to see a pick-n-place managed version of this that stays in sync with google calendar.
Also, another cool level of granularity (if needed) could be using 1x2 or 1x1 lego blocks to add more information that's easily seen in the photo. Not only do you have different colors of 1x2 and 1x1 blocks, you can also place them in different positions (left/right vertically, top/bottom horizontally).
All in all, great idea. I'd like to set one of these up myself in the future.
In my case I was using a cheap Android phone as a camera. Color recognition of 1x1 size Legos start to become problematic from more than 2 meters away, even in good lighting conditions.
I'm not familiar with how you're processing the picture, but it might be possible to identify the columns by utilizing the empty row at the top of each column. I count 7 positions/bits. You can use 2 bits to mark the month and the remaining 5 bits to mark the day of the month. Using this encoding, you could even add a fourth month without any problems.
Hiding it in a drawer means that a block of neccesary work has not been scheduled anywhere and will bite you back later (or you'll do it sometime of regular hours).