[CentOS] Linux Trademarked?

Fri Aug 19 16:27:01 UTC 2005
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 11:02, David Johnston wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 10:55 -0400, William Warren wrote:
> > http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25529
> > 
> > what's everyone's thoughts on this one?
> Trademarks must be enforced or they disappear.  If the trademark on
> "Linux" were to disappear, Linus would not be able to stop anyone from
> calling anything Linux. 

Yet the GPL explicitly gives anyone the right to fork the Linux kernel
into anything they want as long as they meet the GPL requirements.  Odd
paradox there, given the requirement to retain proper copyright

> Someone must enforce the trademark on Linux.

Or not.  Some software will continue to be distributed without
restrictions.  Whether it is named Linux or not isn't all that

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com