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

From: Rick
Subject: Re: Linus CHARGING $5,000 to use Linux name!!!!!
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:10:58 GMT
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 08:23:06 -0700, linux-sux wrote:

> Karen Hill wrote:
> : 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.
> :
> : 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.
> that's cause linus is a greedy lintard. (snip)

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