lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Mar]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    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.
    > --
    > ---
    > Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
    > -
    > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    > the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    > More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    > Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:33    [W:0.035 / U:30.084 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site