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And now (believe it or not) Linux track lighting!
Now I was under the impression that Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvald. Don't you think something ought to be done about this? I mean people might think they were getting lighting with some kind of built-in open-source controlling program.
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
I'll believe anything when it comes to free enterprise and capitalism. Don't know if Linux is a trade mark name though. I run into the same thing when I search google images for AntiX images and what shows up is mostly sunglasses.I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.
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- May 2004
- arch linux
I believe Linus Torvalds holds the trademark for Linux:
Linux Trademark Institute | The Linux Foundation
Some of the info found there might shed some light (pun intended) on it. They also have an ABUSE button that can be used, if needed.oz
They talk there about "software-related products and services", which reminded me that trademarks are usually domain-specific. For example, the Beatles' Apple trademark and that of Apple Computers did not clash until the latter went into the music-publishing business with iTunes. Then the rocket went up.
I suspect that legally this overlap is OK because it probably wouldn't cause confusion in anyone's mind. Except mine perhaps.