[Linux-aus] Linux Trademark
brendon.chase at zdnet.com.au
Wed Aug 3 07:46:03 UTC 2005
This week's news story from Renai is at this url:
Anthony Towns wrote:
> 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
> 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:
> 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 "Linux".
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