[conspire] Generic Linux?

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Mon Jun 14 11:11:50 PDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 00:54, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> 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.'

yes, and more at...



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