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Re: [SLUG] Use of Linux Trade Mark in Australia
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Use of Linux Trade Mark in Australia
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 17:18:11 +1000
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Shane Machon wrote:
I received the same message last night, it would appear that Jeremy is
legit. There are several articles naming him as the legal representation
for Linus here in Oz*.
The article above states:
"At worst, Australian vendors of Linux software, hardware and other paraphernalia bearing the name,
might be asked to pay LMI a one-off royalty fee of between US$300 and US$600 and to include the
Linux trademark boiler plate below in their marketing material:"
If that is correct and Linux Australia Inc. (I presume http://www.linux.org.au/, who is http://www.linuxaustralia.com.au/ ?)
really does think that and suggested such figures then they have lost the plot. There are many small companies and busineses
run by people in SLUG and outside of SLUG that should not have to pay such ridiculous amounts.
An amount of $1.00 is all that would be required by law for a license (if any amount at all is required).
For instance I'm a member of two orgs that rent premises for $10 for ten years. It's a nominal amount.
Lets hope that Linux Aust wasn't really thinking of that. If they are ditch them.
Im sure some Linux Aust folks in SLUG can fill us in better.
Chemistry, Materials & Forensic Science, UTS
Ph: 9514 1725 Fx: 9514 1460
[pls ignore idiot lawyer's msg below]
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