Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)
On Dec 15, 2003, at 17:40, Roger Leigh wrote:
However, there may well be copyright issues. "Slink", "Woody",
"Potato" and "Bo" etc. aren't exactly unique, but you would be hard
pushed to find another book with "Manwë", "Oromë", etc. in it.
You can't copyright a name. See:
This whole document is on the non-copyrightability of names.
Several categories of material are generally not eligible for
federal copyright protection. These include among others:
Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols
or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation,
lettering, or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents"