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SubjectRe: Need to pay to use the word "Linux" in commercial products/services!
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, andy wrote:

> I found it a bit strange that the word "Linux" has to be licensed!
> The "word" is protected under GPL v2, as it is appear first in 1991
> in GPL code. Trademarks and Patents are not allowed in GPL!
> The registration of the name at later point of time, and now the
> licensing terms are very confusing to me, could someone help
> me to understand better please?

1. Trademarks are definantly allowed with GPL code.

2. what are you referring to when you say the work Linux has to be
licensed?

David Lang


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