Markdown as genericized

Shane McCarron shane at
Wed Jul 9 21:23:33 EDT 2014

I personally agree with this and I would be happy to continue working
within the W3C or elsewhere to get a baseline standard defined.

On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Jeff McNeill <jeff at> wrote:

> Markdown has become genericized (and was never registered or defended as
> intellectual property). See
> The idea that Gruber has to (or even ever would) sign off on anything is
> counter to his behavior and stated opinion on the matter. His historical
> involvement and contemporary non-involvement should not become an
> impediment or even an issue for markdown-related development.
> Sincerely,
> --
> Jeff McNeill
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