[Linux-aus] Open source: time for a name change?

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Wed Aug 13 18:30:02 UTC 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:48, Patrick Lesslie wrote:
> Wasn't there an "Open Software Group" with something to do
> with proprietary desktops?

The Open Group owns the definition of what is and is not UNIX. And the 
trademark to it. They're making noises which seem to be hinting that 
they'd like to help with sprinkling holy UNIX water on Linux but don't 
want to upset the big UNIX names by so doing. Well, they don't have to 
worry unduly about AIX or Irix, but Solaris is a bit of a difficult 
read (must confess I'd probably enjoy the awkward posturing from Sun if 
TOG did bless Linux) and SCO UNIX/OpenServer/UnixWare is almost 
certainly a political powder keg (although massively amusing if they 
_did_ react :-).

Cheers; Leon

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