[Linux-aus] Linux Trademark

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Thu Sep 15 17:58:03 UTC 2005

<quote who="Anthony Towns">

> LMI are interested in persuing the application further; but the real
> question is what the community thinks, and any further progress will
> probably require written support of the trademark claim from LUGs, Linux
> consultants, distributors, and most of the subscribers on this list, eg.
> If we go ahead with this, it will probably require another round of mail
> outs, which we'll hopefully be able to do better after our experience with
> the last one.

I hope this doesn't turn into a crazy bike-shedding thread, and I apologise
in advance if this email contributes to it going in that direction.

That said... I would like to state my very strong support for defending the
Linux trademark. Linux really does *mean* something, and I think it is our
responsibility to make sure it means something in the eyes of the law - our
law! - as well.

Thanks for kicking arse with such a difficult issue.

- Jeff

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