Subject: Re: GPL and trademarks and brandnames...
From: (Michael Shields)
Date: 09 Nov 1998 08:32:45 +0000

In article <199811070412.XAA06259@battleship>,
Brian Bartholomew <> wrote:
> If the bits are different, then I agree the packaging must clearly
> divorce itself from the creator's reputation.  But what if the bits
> are the same?  Would you buy "Fred's bit-identical copy of Red Hat"
> for 10% of the price of real Red Hat?  I suspect you buy "Sunsite's
> bit-identical copies" all the time, and expect the creators' brands to
> survive an accurate copying process.

Well, sells Red Hat for $1.99, so the model seems to work.
Shields, CrossLink.