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ZDNet Australia: Australian Linux Trademark Dispute Reaches Torvalds

Aug 10, 2004, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvalds has been called on to help Australia's peak Linux association in a battle to stop local companies attempting trademark the word 'Linux.'

"Torvalds has been called on to help Linux Australia Inc--which represents open source developers orbiting the Linux software platform--prove his right to trademark the term in Australia much as he did in the United States in 1997.

"'It's been proven for America and now we need to do the same for Australia because, obviously, the word Linux has been used in Australia by different people than use it in the US,' said lawyer representing Linux Australia Inc, Jeremy Malcom..."

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