[conspire] Generic Linux?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Jun 12 00:54:12 PDT 2010

Quoting Tony Godshall (tony at of.net):

> And back to the original topic...

Or not.  Roger's actual question concerned a point of law:

   Is Linux a specific trade mark of Linus Torvald's or a generic term
   such as PC, free operating system, orange or butter?

Some product identities used in commerce are trademarked (which in the
USA can be either Federal registration or just common-law), and some
aren't.  The correct answer to Roger's question was 'Yes, Linux is a
specific trademark of Linus Torvalds's.'

It's not a problem that you're digressing onto something radically
different, but that is not 'the original topic'.

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