Subject: Re: the walls have beers
Date: 1 Jun 1999 16:49:54 -0000

> writes:
> > Linux has a bit of branding protection, in that a (perhaps
> > unenforceable?) trademark for the term is now assigned to Linus
> > Torvalds (or someone like that).
>Just FYI, Linus didn't *want* the trademark.  I suggested that he
>ought to file for it, and even offered to pay the filing fee, but he
>said "What would I do with it?".  I said "Control who uses the name
>Linux".  He replied "But I don't want to do that."

Heh.  Well, at least we can say he wasn't warned.  :)

It's probably been a good lesson for people who thought the GPL,
and the FSF's insistence on signed-over copyrights for core GNU
products, were overkill vis-a-vis Linux and GNU.

        tq vm, (burley)