Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2005 18:44 UTC
Legal More than 90 Australian companies have been asked to pay a licence fee for Linux software in a move apparently backed by Linus Torvalds. Letters demanding US$5000 for use of the Linux name were originally dismissed as a hoax. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Linus Torvalds is dead serious.
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If a company uses the Linux trademark on a product that they themselves produce, then they have to get permission to us the trademark. It is not like Linus is trying to get money from all the people using Linux trademarked software.

This headline is very misleading:

Linus trademarks Linux

Companies to be charged for free software

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