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Re: Linux trademark and PostgreSQL

From: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Lance Obermeyer <LObermey(at)pervasive(dot)com>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
Subject: Re: Linux trademark and PostgreSQL
Date: 2005-08-20 04:37:24
Message-ID: 4306B384.9050403@travelamericas.com (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>
>> Well, the Linux Trademark Institute has been around for a long time, and
>> I have seen places where they state that the Linux trademark is owned by
>> Linus.
>>
>> I think in this case they are doing much more damage to Linux by
>> enforcing the trademark than the possible damage caused by negative use
>> of the trademark.
>>
>> I am worried about companies being scared to promote PostgreSQL because
>> of trademark concerns.
>
>
> Which was why, as we discussed on -core, Josh was looking into 
> drafting up a "Public License" for this ... you may have been 
> travelling while this was discussed though?

That is a capital idea.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
Metatron Technology Consulting

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