[Linux-aus] Re: [LACTTE] Linux Trade Mark
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Wed Aug 17 09:16:02 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 17 August 2005 08:58, Con Zymaris wrote:
> There would have been no paranoia if this request to businesses had
> been telegraphed through the normal channels for weeks or months
> prior to the emails going out. If Jeremy expected issues and didn't
> cater for them, then this is bad practice.
On one hand, telegraphing it may have been legally unhelpful.
On the other hand, there are (were) probably ways to drop a widespread
and very broad hint, perhaps along the lines of "iLaw will make a legal
announcement shortly which will be of interest to the Open Source
community, watch this space" and a link to a nondescript URL such as
http://www.ilaw.com.au/ltea.html (you'd have to be a genius to be sure
that "LTEA" meant "Linux Trademark Establishment in Australia"
beforehand) and then replace it with a real page once the emails were
On the gripping hand, IANAL.
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