How much is Linux (TM) worth?

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Wroo » Sat, 09 Jun 2001 06:51:55



I wonder how much Microsoft would pay Linus to buy the Linux trademark
(they can't buy all the code that was written under GPLs, but they can
buy the trademark, can't they?)

Wroot

 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Jonas Dieme » Sat, 09 Jun 2001 07:26:07


On 7 Jun 2001 14:51:55 -0700


> I wonder how much Microsoft would pay Linus to buy the Linux trademark
> (they can't buy all the code that was written under GPLs, but they can
> buy the trademark, can't they?)

> Wroot

Well, that would suck because then they could try and forbit us calling
linux "linux"... but I bet they'd loose any lawsuit.

but I think Linus won't sell us :-)

--


 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Jan Schauma » Sat, 09 Jun 2001 07:52:51



>  I wonder how much Microsoft would pay Linus to buy the Linux trademark
>  (they can't buy all the code that was written under GPLs, but they can
>  buy the trademark, can't they?)

I'm fairly certain they have investigated the matter and if they could
make such an offer, they will have made it.

-Jan

--
Jan Schaumann <http://www.netmeister.org>

Reasons Why a Beer is Better Than a Woman:
        (2) A beer would never own a car with an automatic transmission.

 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by bowma » Sat, 09 Jun 2001 13:22:09



Quote:

> Well, that would suck because then they could try and forbit us calling
> linux "linux"... but I bet they'd loose any lawsuit.

Already been there with AT&T's screwed up Unix licensing. There was Venix,
Phoenix, and
a bunch of other *nices. iirc, MS had Xenix before they went off on another
tangent.
 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Marek Zawadzk » Sun, 10 Jun 2001 02:47:37


I say, let's make Linus sell the trademark (not the system, though:), then
let's share the money, then let's call Linux Linux2, sell it again, and so
on, and so forth :).

-marek

while (1) {
    $money = sell("Linux".$pf, Microsoft,
                           $10000000000000000000000000000000000);
    send($money/$number_of_linux_users, $linux_users);
    if (!defined($pf)) $pf=0;
    $pf++;

}


> >  I wonder how much Microsoft would pay Linus to buy the Linux trademark
> >  (they can't buy all the code that was written under GPLs, but they can
> >  buy the trademark, can't they?)

> I'm fairly certain they have investigated the matter and if they could
> make such an offer, they will have made it.

> -Jan

> --
> Jan Schaumann <http://www.netmeister.org>

> Reasons Why a Beer is Better Than a Woman:
>         (2) A beer would never own a car with an automatic transmission.

 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Wroo » Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:14:49



> I say, let's make Linus sell the trademark (not the system, though:), then
> let's share the money, then let's call Linux Linux2, sell it again, and so
> on, and so forth :).

> -marek

> while (1) {
>     $money = sell("Linux".$pf, Microsoft,
>                            $10000000000000000000000000000000000);
>     send($money/$number_of_linux_users, $linux_users);
>     if (!defined($pf)) $pf=0;
>     $pf++;
> }

PERL sucks.
 
 
 

How much is Linux (TM) worth?

Post by Sebastian Jansso » Thu, 19 Jul 2001 05:28:23


Hi,

Quote:> I wonder how much Microsoft would pay Linus to buy the Linux trademark

*Evil grin* - They won't. Ever. They hate linux so much that they never
will buy the trademark. :)

/Sebastian

 
 
 

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