namespace protection compatible with the OSD?

Dave J Woolley david.woolley at
Fri Apr 20 18:11:08 UTC 2001

> From:	Brian Behlendorf [SMTP:brian at]
> them to do that, without granting them specific approval to do so?  Note
> that such an arrangement is not cool with Debian, as it would violate the
> DFSG (and the OSD) by creating a second agreement limiting the right to
> redistribute, as well as being specific to Debian.
[DJW:]  Linux is a trademark.  I presume Gnu is a trademark.
Although I can't find a reference quickly, I believe the 
FSF position is that trade marks are outside the scope of
the GPL, probably because the intellectual property is in
the trademark not the actual program.

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