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Bug 453246 - Linux trademark attribution for legal notice
Summary: Linux trademark attribution for legal notice
Alias: None
Product: Publican
Classification: Community
Component: publican
Version: 2.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ryan Lerch
QA Contact: Michael Hideo
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-28 10:42 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:35 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-11-25 03:52:27 UTC

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Description Murray McAllister 2008-06-28 10:42:14 UTC
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):

Linuxยฎ 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 10:49:11 UTC
See <http://www.linuxmark.org/attribution.php> for further details if required.

Comment 2 Jeff Fearn ๐Ÿž 2008-10-17 04:10:29 UTC
Legal issues should be fixed ASAP

Comment 3 Jeff Fearn ๐Ÿž 2008-11-24 06:23:51 UTC
This needs to be dealt with.

Comment 4 Jeff Fearn ๐Ÿž 2008-11-24 06:32:54 UTC
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 21:45:22 UTC
Here are some that legal looked over:


Not sure if the exact ones apply to everyone's situation...

Comment 6 Michael Hideo 2008-11-25 03:52:27 UTC
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.

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