Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2005 10:21 UTC
Linspire In a short story with a happy ending, the developer of a free version of Linspire called Freespire has agreed to change the name of his project, and Linspire is offering free copies of Linspire Linux for a few days. Freespire, which first popped up on Distrowatch last week, described itself as a free variant of Linspire Linux, with proprietary components and trademarks removed.
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What nerve!
by on Thu 1st Sep 2005 15:32 UTC

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Linspire has some nerve to fight with MS over Lindows and then go after Freespire

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RE: What nerve!
by on Thu 1st Sep 2005 15:48 in reply to "What nerve!"
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Hmmm...firstly i don't think they "went after him" as you put it. Secondly the name was changed because of confusion it created, i.e Freespire is implying a free version of Linspire, which it isn't as a lot of the Linspire goodies are missing. And it was not Linspire that faught MS over Lindows, it was MS who faught over Lindows ... big difference. I don't think that there ar eany hard feelings between the projects.

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RE[2]: What nerve!
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 6th Sep 2005 04:16 in reply to "RE: What nerve!"
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2005-07-09

Pedantic issues aside, you can't deny the irony. ;)

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RE: What nerve!
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2005 15:56 in reply to "What nerve!"
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2005-06-29

The guy behind Freespire is actually an Linspre employee I believe, and Freepsire was a personal project of his, and he had no intentions at all to publish this. However, someone submitted this to distrowatch, and that got the ball rolling.

The Freepsire guy and Linspire changed the name in mutual concent, no legal action was needed.

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RE[2]: What nerve!
by ma_d on Thu 1st Sep 2005 17:30 in reply to "RE: What nerve!"
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2005-06-29

And his site mentions that the main problem was people thinking this was linspire but without a pricetag and it was hurting the Linspire name.
I don't think one could say that one would mistake Lindows for Windows....

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