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SubjectRe: Linux, UDI and SCO.
On Sat, 19 Sep 1998, David Feuer wrote:
> disallow commercial drivers. 2nd case: change the module code to only
> load drivers containing the right string in the right place. That
> string would of course be a protected certification mark. These are

That probably won't work. The courts in the U.S. tend to reject the use
of one kind of intellectual property right to gain the kind of control
afforded by another. Trying to use a certification mark to gain patent-like
control over modules would be such an attempt.

--Tim Smith


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