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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Sun supporting PostgreSQL

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Sun supporting PostgreSQL
Date: 2005-11-19 19:55:06
Message-ID: 437F831A.10700@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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> Yet Sun has no problem using "Linux" all over their site
> http://www.sun.com/software/linux/index.xml , while every
> time IBM mentions Linux (http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/) they
> have a footer that says "Linux is a registered trademark of Linus..."
>
> Seems Sun's PR guys are pretty confused.

Not really. The Linux trademark has very clearly defined rules about who
can use it and how. It is also very, very obvious who owns the Linux 
trademark.

The PostgreSQL trademark is this vaque somebody owns it, but were not even
sure if it is enforceable and there is no written policy about it... So 
we are just
going to play it safe kind of thing.

Joshua D. Drake



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