“The Linux Mark Institute, set up by Linus Torvalds in 2002 to
protect the Linux trademark, has denied reports that it has
‘failed’ to register the Linux trademark in Australia and clarified
its position on Linux trademark licensing.
“The LMI was set up by Mr Torvalds with John Hall as non-profit
organization to license the use of the word Linux and ensure it was
retained as a trademark by being ‘vigorously defended,’ in keeping
with trademark law…”