[CentOS] Linux Trademarked?

Wed Aug 24 07:31:12 UTC 2005
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

William Warren wrote:

> http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25529
> what's everyone's thoughts on this one?
If you bother to read the LMI site, this is very simple.

If you want to register _your own_ trademark which _includes_ the linux 
mark, then you need a Sublicense.  Otherwise, you _should_ call it 
Linux(R) at the first prominent appearance.

Depending on where you are, your fair use rights may well mean that you 
don't have to do a thing.  Unless you are selling stuff, you don't need 
to worry.  Unless you want to take out a trade mark of your own, it 
won't cost you any money.  If you do want your own trademark, then you 
will be paying shit loads of money anyway so this extra sublicense 
should not be a major hurdle.

I will not be altering any of my linux stuff based on this.



John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia