[CentOS] Re: Linux Trademarked? -- now you know why they call it "Fedora Core"

Fri Aug 19 17:50:49 UTC 2005
Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com>

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 10:24 -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>>> BTW, _now_ you'all know why Red Hat calls it "Fedora Core"
>>> and _not_ "Fedora Linux" or anything with "Linux."  Red Hat
>>> was smart, they knew this was coming, and they have planned
>>> for it.  It is the eventuality of the trademark game.
>>> Because no matter how good your intentions are, legal
>>> non-sense always kills it, so it's best to setup your
>>> community projects with this foresight beforehand.
>> Kind of depressing, though. Eventually we'll have to name our software
>> projects names like "Project 2" in order to not infringe... oh wait..
>> there's Microsoft Project, dang!
> Linux has always been a trademarked name for a while ... which is why
> CentOS is not CentOS Linux

I get that. I was just making a basic statement about trademarks. Not 
Linux specifically.