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Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)

On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 03:26:13PM +0000, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:
> > Still the nice thing about using old, old names like the ones I proposed
> > is that you can be almost positive no one has a leg to stand on in any
> > claim to "own" the name.
> An old name can still be a current trademark. Hermes is an old name
> and a trademark ... probably lots of different trademarks.

Yes, but it's harder to get trademark protection for a word you didn't
make up.

G. Branden Robinson                |    A celibate clergy is an especially
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    good idea, because it tends to
branden@debian.org                 |    suppress any hereditary propensity
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    toward fanaticism.    -- Carl Sagan

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