[Linux-aus] Linux Trademark

Anthony Towns secretary at linux.org.au
Wed Aug 3 07:31:09 UTC 2005

James Purser wrote:
> A thread has started up on the SLUG list re an email from a Jeremy
> Malcolm claiming to represent Linus Torvalds with regards to the Linux
> trademark.

Yup. LA's been looking into securing the Linux trademark (and a couple 
of others, like "Linux Australia" and "linux.conf.au") for a while now; 
we've been aiming to secure the former on behalf on Linus, who's 
appointed the LMI to work out policies so he doesn't have to bother.

This is what Jeremy's working through, with both LA's and LMI's support.

> After reading this article I am a little confused here: 
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/0,2000061733,39156205,00.htm

Check the dateline -- "13 August 2004 01:38 PM".

> Does this mean that Linux Australia is going to have to change it's name
> or what? Sorry it's a little late and I'm a little confused.

There's a company in SA, aiui, that calls themselves Linux Australia Pty 
Ltd (LA is Linux Australia, Inc), and that tried to trademark the word 



Anthony Towns <secretary at linux.org.au>
Secretary, Linux Australia Inc


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