Subject: Re: the walls have beers
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: 1 Jun 1999 15:32:41 -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."

-russ nelson <>
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