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IT-Analysis: Trademarked Linux distribution - the dream under threat?

Sep 03, 1999, 17:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jabberwocky)

"Of course it is not actually Linux that is being trademarked, it is the Red Hat distribution."

"We have been in trouble once before by daring to say that commercial exploitation of Linux will eventually become inevitable (link to conversation) . I don't even believe this is a bad thing - for enterprises to use Linux as a foundation for mission-critical systems there needs to be some guarantee of pedigree as well as the backup of a professional support organisation."

"I also fully support the right of Red Hat to apply their trademark to their distribution. It has become an important name with real value attached to it. The commercial IT world needs to be careful about the open source extensions that it employs, and if you buy the Red Hat distribution of Linux you know the pedigree of the operating system you are going to use."

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