Bug 453246

Summary: Linux trademark attribution for legal notice
Product: [Community] Publican Reporter: Murray McAllister <mmcallis>
Component: publicanAssignee: Ryan Lerch <rlerch>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Michael Hideo <mhideo>
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Version: 2.0CC: bforte, jfearn, mmcallis, publican-list, vdanen
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Description Murray McAllister 2008-06-28 06:42:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Not sure if the legal notice is the right place, and I am not a lawyer, but the
following attribution statement should be included somewhere (since almost all
books will contain "Linux" somewhere):

Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other

See the last comments in RT3 #24123 for a response from LMI, and search for
"trademark of Linus Torvalds" in RT3 #24548 for the response from Red Hat legal
(let me know if you need help finding it).

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2008-06-28 06:49:11 EDT
See <http://www.linuxmark.org/attribution.php> for further details if required.
Comment 2 Jeff Fearn 2008-10-17 00:10:29 EDT
Legal issues should be fixed ASAP
Comment 3 Jeff Fearn 2008-11-24 01:23:51 EST
This needs to be dealt with.
Comment 4 Jeff Fearn 2008-11-24 01:32:54 EST
Perhaps one approach to this would be to add a file that would embed a list of legal attributions on the legal page..

Then we could have a default attribution page which contains a large list of attributions which are commented out. Then people can copy the page and uncomment the attributions they need, or add other ones.
Comment 5 Murray McAllister 2008-11-24 16:45:22 EST
Here are some that legal looked over:


Not sure if the exact ones apply to everyone's situation...
Comment 6 Michael Hideo 2008-11-24 22:52:27 EST
Upon careful consideration the line:

<para>All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.</para> already in included in the Legal_Notice will suffice as it has been checked over by Legal. Resolving as NOTABUG.