JavaScript 2015?

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Jan 22 17:32:48 PST 2015

I wouldn't hold my breath. Sun was not ever in the mood, even when I 
checked while at Mozilla just before the Oracle acquisition closed. 
Also, "the community" cannot own a trademark.

Trademarks must be defended, or you lose them. This arguably has 
happened to JavaScript. Perhaps the best course is to find out (the hard 
way) whether this is so.


Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>> This reminds me: Axel (not Alex) cannot recommend "JavaScript 2015" 
>> to anything near the Ecma standard, because trademark. :-/
> Ah, good point. It’d be lovely if whoever owns the trademark now 
> (Oracle?) could donate it to the community. Or the community buys it 
> via crowd-funded money.
> -- 
> Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
> axel at <mailto:axel at>

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