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Questions and Answers for Tux500

May 14, 2007, 23:15 (5 Talkback[s])

Penguin Pete: Does Tux500 Violate the Linux Trademark?

"Now, at the very least, Tux500 qualifies as associating the name of Linux with 'borderline behavior.' We have the forum spam, the threats, the website rigging, and more. It could be possible that it's flat-out unacceptable as well.

"Since individual users of the Linux operating system are being made to feel that they "must pay" to show their support of Linux, users may be confused as to who is behind the effort. Certainly, the majority of messages posted to websites asking for donations have failed to disclose that they are authored by those who would be on the receiving end of those donations..."

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Blog of Helios: Questions Answered, Questions Posed--What Happened?

[ Thanks to perseis for this link. ]

"One hundred and seven emails were actionable questions or comments concerning the Tux500 project. Those questions or comments were broken down into catagory and because they address important matters in the community, I have decided that some of them need answered sooner than I can physically get to them individually. Herein, I will address them by category. This should bear out to be interesting to those with even a mild interest in Tux500. I am sure these questions/issues are going to come up again soon. Many individual questions will be answered within these responses. Trying to answer them question by question resulted in a complete re-write of this article. The present format is the easiest to follow and the gentlest on my carpal Tunnel..."

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