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SubjectRe: Never ever use word BitKeeper if Larry does not like you
On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 07:14:55AM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 04:10:49PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 14:43, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > You might want to stop and consider what SuSE would do if someone decided
> > > they didn't like SuSE and came up with a pathetic shell script and started
> > > describing it as "a system compatible with SuSE". I'm pretty sure that
> > > your lawyers would be all over them in about 30 seconds. Ditto for Red
> > > Hat, Alan. I believe it is your founder who has carefully explained to
> > > all of us the importance of brand. In fact, isn't the point that Red Hat
> > > is nothing *but* brand? So how fast would I get sued if I came out with
> > > "Larry's Red Hat Linux"? Pretty fast, right?
> > >
> > > I stand behind my statements. If you don't like them, oh, darn.
> >
> > I thought you were above deliberately tangling unrelated questions to
> > try and make a bogus point. Lets think about this clearly.
> >
> > "XYZ runs on Red Hat Linux"
> > "XYZ reads Red Hat Linux RPM databases"
> > "XYZ imports Oracle Databases into Bananavision"
> >
> > versus
> >
> > "Larry's Red Hat Linux"
>
> I thought you were above deliberately tangling unrelated questions to try
> and distract from my perfectly valid point.
>
> "BitBucket: GPL-ed BitKeeper clone"
> "The goal of this project is to produce a system compatible with BitKeeper"
>
> Let's try a little simple substitution since you seem to be needing coffee
> this morning:
>
> "Red Cap: a proprietary Red Hat clone"
> "The goal of this system is to produce a system compatible with Red Hat"
>
> Go run those statements by your lawyers, Alan, and then please report
> what they said back here.

Lawyer1 starts the process for the first statement: Lawyer1 got segmentation fault.
Laywer2 starts the process for the second statement: Lawery2 got cpu xceeded.
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