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    [news=http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/logos/weblogos/linuxins.gif]MORE THAN 90 Australian companies have been asked to pay a licence fee for Linux software in a move apparently backed by the software’s eminence grise, Linus Torvalds.

    Letters demanding US$5000 for use of the Linux name were originally dismissed as a hoax. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Open Sauce king is dead serious.

    Jon 'Maddog' Hall, the executive director of Linux International in the US, said that a community organisation called Linux Australia had been nominated to handle the trademark issue and had sent out the letters.

    In the US, the Linux Mark Institute (LMI) will handle trademark issues in the US and nominate local bodies to look after trademark things in other countries.

    According to Hall, the move is not to get a slice of any one’s action, nor was not about trying limit the use of the name Linux, but only to protect the quality of products that go out under that brand.

    Source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25529
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    they are only issuing these letters to companies that use linux in their name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play
    they are only issuing these letters to companies that use linux in their name.


    Thats understandable thought some would give me a hard time about this :

    Open Sauce king , is that a typo or what ? Should it not be open source king ?
    Last edited by peat moss; 08-21-2005 at 11:16 PM.

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