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ZDNet Australia: Torvalds in Renewed Aust Linux Trademark Push

Aug 02, 2005, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has written to Australian Linux vendors asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the name Linux and purchase a licence for its use from the worldwide trademark owner.

"The 28 July letter from Perth lawyer Jeremy Malcolm--posted online--asks vendors to either confirm they had already purchased a licence from the Linux Mark Institute (LMI) to use the term or sign a statutory declaration waiving any claim to exclusive rights to its use..."

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