[thechat] RE: [***list] Fwd. Linux Documentation Author Werner Heuser threatened

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Jan 10 06:05:02 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Hey Stephane

Would that be *every* word ending in -ix?

Would it apply to a dominatrix called Beatrix and her appendix?
(lifted from http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/23614.html)


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Subject:  RE: [thelist] Fwd. Linux Documentation Author Werner Heuser

I'm not sure I'm on the right list to discuss this But I'll give it a try
just to inform you from a french point of view about following snippet :

> This case is another one in the recent series of trademark troubles
> for Free Software projects (SAMBA, Kylix, Kilustrator, SELFHTML, SuSE,
> ..). Therefore this case is very important not only because many of
> these projects have names ending on "iX".

In fact the Editions Albert-Rene have decided a few months ago that "ix" is
a suffix (!) that identifies anything to the comic-book characters. From
what I know they even have registered the suffix "ix" as being theirs.

It's got nothing to do with free software in any way IMHO.

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