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Re: Linus CHARGING $5,000 to use Linux name!!!!!

From: Linønut
Subject: Re: Linus CHARGING $5,000 to use Linux name!!!!!
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 17:15:54 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

Karen Hill poked his little head through the XP firewall and said:

> Linus is now doing the ol' switchero.  It is all over the news, if you
> want to use his trademark, Linux, you must pay 5,000 dollars!  Letters
> have been sent to 90 companies in Australia already demanding the 5
> grand.  Just like all the others have warned, Linux was only free until
> it got enough suckers to use it.   Hopefully, now the Linux advocates
> can see that they were bamboozeled by a classic business move, of
> giving away a product for free (linux), until it got good enough to
> compete with the other players.  Once enough people are on the product
> and can't easily switch, JACK UP THE PRICES, ala RHT.

You're confused.  You're thinking usage of the trademark is the same
thing as usage of the software.

You are a confused troll.

> First Redhat decided to cash in and now Linus Torvalds.  The free
> software movement is a scam.  It was from the beginning when Stallman
> was charging for the media during the time when the internet was not so
> popular. 

Don't be stupid.  Oop, too late.

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